is the first percussionist to win the prestigious Prix dEurope. Her debut
CD Night Chill is acclaimed by critics: Montreal percussionist Catherine
shines throughout (The WholeNote, December 2009). She teaches percussion at the Crane School of Music, State University of New York-Potsdam since 2011.
As a soloist and chamber
musician, Catherine Meunier has given concerts in Canada, the U.S., Mexico,
Taiwan and Japan. She has been a soloist with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal,
Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional of Mexico, the Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil,
the Orchestre symphonique de Sherbrooke and Ensemble Prestissimo. She was invited
twice as a guest performer at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention
in Austin, TX and Indianapolis, IN. Her duo, with flautist Marie-Hélène
Breault, performed over forty concerts in Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes
as part of the 2004-2005 Jeunesses Musicales of Canada concert season. The duo
was also a finalist of the prestigious Opus prize 2006-2007 for Concert of the
year Regions. As an orchestral percussionist, Catherine regularly plays
with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières,
the Grands ballets Canadiens Orchestra, I Musici, and many others. She has given
several master classes in Canada in
addition to being a jury member at the Canadian Music Competition. She is heard on the airwaves of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Opus 94 (Mexico).
Catherine Meunier completed
her Doctorate degree in Music in Performance at the Université de Montréal.
She also holds degrees from the Peabody (Baltimore), McGill
University and University of Sherbrooke.
Catherine Meunier is sponsored by the Pearl/Adams Corporation as well as SABIAN.
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