BIOGRAPHY

Catherine Meunier is the first percussionist to win the prestigious Prix d’Europe. Her debut CD Night Chill is acclaimed by critics: “Montreal percussionist Catherine Meunier
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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