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Catherine Meunier

SUNY - Potsdam, Trois-Rivières Symphony Orchestra
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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). She has been a guest soloist with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional of Mexico, Orchestre symphonique de Sherbrooke, and Orchestre symphonique Longueuil. She is an active performer of contemporary music, having premiered and recorded many works by Canadian composers. As an orchestral percussionist, Catherine is Principal of the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières, under Jacques Lacombe. She plays regularly with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre des Grands ballets Canadiens, and many others. Catherine teaches percussion at SUNY-Potsdam. She completed her Doctorate degree at the Université de Montréal. She also holds degrees from the Peabody, McGill University, and University of Sherbrooke. Her teachers include Robert Van Sice, Serge Desgagnés, Andrei Malashenko, D’Arcy Gray, Pierre Béluse and Mario Boivin.

She is endorsed by Pearl/Adams, Sabian, and Innovative Percussion.