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Murielle Bruneau

Murielle Bruneau was born in St-Maurice near Trois-Rivières. She has been a member of the National Arts Centre Orchestra since 1989 and has performed as solo double bass with the Orchestra on a number of occasions.

She has appeared as soloist and chamber musician at numerous festivals in Europe and North America and was solo bass of the McGill Chamber Orchestra and the Montreal chamber ensemble La Pieta with whom she made six recordings.

She also plays her 350-year-old double bass with the Chamber Players of Canada on the acclaimed recordings of Schubert's Octet and Trout Quintet, the equally successful 2005 recording of the chamber versions of the Chopin concertos with the renowned pianist Janina Fialkowska, and more recently the works of Eldon Rathburn.

Murielle Bruneau studied at the Conservatoire de musique de Trois-Rivières with Zwislaw Marcinsky, in Rome at Santa Cecilia with Franco Petracchi and in Boston with Larry Wolfe.

She has been a professor at McGill University and at the Conservatoire de Trois-Rivières. She also taught at many other institutions including the University of Montreal and at the Cegep St-Laurent.

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