Marie Lacasse

Marie Lacasse

First Violins

Marie Lacasse began her musical studies at the piano, with her mother as a teacher. Soon after, she became intrigued by the violin and developed a genuine passion for the instrument! She joined the OSM in November 1997 and will always remember her first concert under the baton of Charles Dutoit.

Model of instrument: Giovanni Battista Gracino violin, 1695, and Arthur Vigneron bow, 1895, generously loaned by Canimex

Hometown: Repentigny

Academic institutions attended: Conservatoire de musique de Trois-Rivières, Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, McGill University

Musical first love: Brahms’ Violin Concerto

Prizes and scholarships: Grand Prize winner of the OSM Competition, prize winner in the Concertino Praga International Competition and Governor General of Canada medal

Favourite composer: Brahms

Favourite works: The works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Handel

Other interests: Interior decoration, giving a second life to antiques, running

If you could play another instrument, you would choose …: Cello

If you hadn’t chosen to become a musician, you would be …: A lawyer or interior designer

Is there anything you would like to add? I have two children: Alexy and Claudio-Rose