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Marc-André Savoie

Assistant Concertmaster

A native of Montréal, Marc-André Savoie began his orchestral career as Concertmaster of the Jacksonville Symphony in Florida.

Shortly after, he became Associate Concertmaster of the Columbus Symphony in Ohio, and then Assistant Concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, where he has been tenured for over 25 years.

A graduate of The Juilliard School in New York City, Marc-André furthered his studies in Belgium and Austria. While in Salzburg, he was asked to join the Camerata Academica chamber orchestra led by legendary violin pedagogue Sandor Vegh. Tours in Europe and Asia followed as well as several acclaimed recordings of the works of Mozart. As a soloist, Marc-André has appeared in several concert halls including Carnegie Hall in New York City, Place Des Arts in Montréal, and Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with many prominent artists such as Louis Lortie, Christian Tetzlaff, and Andreas Haefliger. Many of these concerts have been broadcast by CBC Radio, where Marc-André made his solo début at the age of 17 in the series Les Jeunes Artistes.

Marc-André is very involved in the Toronto music scene, where he wears several different hats. He is as likely to be heard playing at a local church, as he is to be in a recording studio working on a television commercial or feature film soundtrack. He is also devoting more and more time to teaching and coaching instrumentalists from the young to the postgraduate.