Sylvain Murray

Sylvain Murray

Cello

Joined the OSM in: 2007

Model of instrument :  Domenico Montagnana cello, 1734, and Louis Gillet bow, c. 1950, generously loaned by Canimex.

Previous positions: Les Violons du Roy, 2003-2007, McGill University, assistant stage manager, 2000-2004

Academic institutions attended: Conservatoire de musique de Chicoutimi with Marie Lacroix and Leslie Snider, McGill Universtiy with Antonio Lysy

Prizes and scholarships: Music Academy of the West 1996, CIBC Competition 1993

Favourite composers: Beethoven, R. Strauss, Mozart and Bach

Favourite works: Ariadne auf Naxos, Beethoven quartets certain arias from Handel’s operas

Interests: Always on the lookout for the best possible coffee! Fine wine, good scotch and good grub, and watching the Canadiens over a nice beer at Champs!