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Keep Toronto Reading Festival @ The AGO: The Travelling Cellist

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
6:30 - 7 pm
Art Gallery of Ontario
Free

Toronto Public Library and Toronto Symphony Orchestra present 22 days of cellist performances across the city to kick off the Keep Toronto Reading Festival in April. TPL and TSO are thrilled to bring the Traveling Cellist to Art Gallery of Ontario on Wednesday, April 2, 6:30 pm for a short pop-up performance in the gallery. Other performances across the city run daily from March 17 to April 7. Bring your phone or e-reader and download the first two chapters of The Cellist of Sarajevo from a library representative on-hand.

Performing at the Art Gallery of Ontario venue in this series: Emmanuelle Beaulieu Bergeron

Originally from Montreal, cellist Emmanuelle Beaulieu Bergeron recently moved to Toronto to join the Tokai String Quartet and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Emmanuelle has performed throughout Canada, the United States, Mexico and Europe as a solo, orchestral and chamber musician. She is a prizewinner of the Fishoff Chamber Music Competition, Canadian Music Competition, Prix d'Europe competition, and Radio-Canada's Young Artist Competition. Her performances have been broadcasted on American radio stations and on CBC. She has performed at Yellow Barn, Sarasota, Aspen, Music Academy of the West, Tanglewood and Montreal Chamber Music Festivals and also in New York's Alice Tully Hall and Washington's Kennedy Center. She has received two Prizes with Great Distinction from the Montreal Music Conservatory both in Cello and Chamber Music Performance. She pursued her studies at The Juilliard School in New York where she received a Masters degree. As a member of the Kailas String Quartet she spent two years as the Graduate Quartet in Residence at Rice University in Houston working with the Juilliard, Emerson, Takacs, Orion, American, Brentano and Mendelssohn quartets. Her main cello teachers were Denis Brott, Joel Krosnick, Bonnie Hampton and Norman Fischer. As a winner of the Canada Council for the Arts Bank of Instrument Competition, Emmanuelle has been generously loaned the use of the Adam-Shaw bow for a period of three years.

Visit keeptorontoreading.ca for details.

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