Marie Gélinas was a rookie from Trois-Rivières when she joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra under Sir Andrew Davis in 1980. Today she is enjoying playing music with the many fine young players who have since joined the Orchestra.
Throughout her musical career, Ms. Gélinas has collaborated with many of her colleagues in chamber music ensembles, including the Pro Arte String Orchestra, the Four Cellists, and the Halcyon String Quartet. A film by artist Kelly Jazvac of Marie's performance of Albinoni's Adagio in G Minor has been shown at a New York City gallery, and she is the featured cellist on Mary Lou Fallis' CD Primadonna on a Moose. With her husband, cellist Edward Hayes, she has participated in the Five Small Concerts series and has performed at hundreds of concerts in schools and hospitals throughout the Greater Toronto Area as a member of “A Global Tour”. For many years, she has participated in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s education programs. Her solo performances for students on the TSO’s Northern Tours have been enthusiastically received.
Ms. Gélinas studied at the Québec Conservatoire de Musique with Michael Kilburn and at The Juilliard School with Leonard Rose. She enjoys gardening, hiking, the occasional jog, and has earned a fourth degree black belt from the Japan Karate Association. In addition to her Orchestra playing, she maintains an active teaching schedule. She performs on a cello made in Paris in 1828 by Charles François Gand.
Current as of March 2021
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