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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Canadian Cellists: Julian Armour

Julian Armour is principal cellist of the Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra and is Artistic and Executive Director of the highly successful Ottawa Chamber Music Society.

Excerpts from bio:
...born Missoula, MT, of Canadian parents, 29 Sep 1960... Shortly after birth, moved to Canada...


...is a graduate of McGill University where he was a student of the distinguished Canadian cellist Walter Joachim...


...established the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival in 1993...
...under his directorship, the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival has grown to become the world's largest chamber music festival...


...was principal cellist of the Montreal Chamber Orchestra (1982-86) and conducted the Purcell Chamber Orchestra (1984-85)...


...heard regularly on CBC radio, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician...

The recipient of numerous awards:
  • The Community Foundation's Investing in People Award
  • The Victor Tolgesy Arts Award by the Council for the Arts in Ottawa
  • Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Government of France)
  • The Meritorious Service Medal by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada
  • Named one of Ottawa's Top 50 Movers and Shakers (Ottawa Life Magazine)
  • Canada's Meritorious Service Medal
  • The Ottawa Sun's Arts Newsmaker of the Year

References:
The Thirteen Strings:
http://www.thirteenstrings.ca/english/jarmour_page_e.php
The Canadian Encyclopaedia:
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=U1ARTU0004122
Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Armour
Chamber Players Canada:
http://chamberplayers.ca/EN/bios.html#julian