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Elizabeth Dolin

Elizabeth Dolin

Elizabeth Dolin is a distinguished member of the Canadian symphonic and chamber music communities. As associate principal cellist of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra for three seasons, she established a reputation as one of Canada’s finest practitioners of the art. The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra and the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra are but two of the many orchestras that have engaged Dolin as principal cellist.Dolin has since concentrated on solo recitals and chamber music, and is a founding member of several highly regarded chamber ensembles. She appears frequently at such festivals as Chamber Music Kincardine, Fredericton Chamber Music Festival, Camp Musical d’Orford, Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, and Festival of the Sound. Throughout her career, responses both popular and critical have continually referred to the subtle quality of her tone, her refined musicality and her strong technical abilities.A student of Vladimir Orloff and Paul Tortelier, she completed her studies at Indiana University with the renowned cellist Janos Starker. Dolin’s New York City debut at Carnegie Recital Hall in 1985 was greeted with strong praise from the critics, and in subsequent years she won several important prizes for both solo and chamber music including first prize in the duo category of the City of Florence International Chamber Music Competition in Italy with Bernadene Blaha.Dolin has established an enviable reputation as a performer through her frequent recital performances in Canada and the United States. Recent highlights include five performances of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in Montreal with the Orchestre Metropolitain, the Schumann Cello Concerto with the Victoria Symphony, as well as several chamber music concerts with the renowned violinist, Pinchas Zuckerman. Upcoming engagements include chamber music and solo recitals with Canadian pianist Bernadene Blaha. Elizabeth Dolin has been on the faculty of McGill University in Montreal since 1996.Her discography covers a vast repertoire including recordings of works by Franck, Chopin, Vierne, Daveluy, Hummel, and Mendelssohn. Nominated at the 2002 ADISQ Gala, her recording of the Rachmaninoff and Debussy Sonatas with pianist Francine Kay has been warmly received by critics here and in Europe.

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