Emmanuelle Beaulieu Bergeron

Cello (Community Program Mentor)

Emmanuelle Beaulieu Bergeron, the Associate Principal cellist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, enjoys a diverse career as a recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician, and teacher.

An accomplished chamber musician, Emmanuelle is a member of the Tokai String Quartet. She is regularly invited to perform in festivals and series across Canada. She has participated in a Debut Atlantic tour in the Maritimes; played at the Montreal Chamber Music Festival, Ahuntsic en Fugue, and Concerts aux Iles-du-Bic in Quebec; Sound at Parry Sound, Toronto Summer Music, and Stratford Music Festival in Ontario; and Music-by-the-Sea and the Pender Harbour Music Festival in British Columbia.

She has also performed as guest principal cellist with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa and Les Violons du Roy in Quebec City.

As a teacher, Emmanuelle has collaborated with students at the Yellow Barn Young Artists Program in Vermont, Music at Port Milford, and at the Toronto Summer Music Festival.

Emmanuelle is a graduate of the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal, the Juilliard School, and Rice University. Her teachers have included Denis Brott, Joel Krosnick, Bonnie Hampton, and Norman Fischer. She is a prizewinner of the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, Prix d’Europe Competition, and Radio-Canada’s Young Artist Competition. She is a twice-awarded laureate of the Canada Council Bank of Instruments Competition.

She is also an alumnus of the Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Sarasota Music Festival, Yellow Barn Music Festival, UCLA Piatigorsky Seminar for cellists, and the International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove, England.

Emmanuelle was born in rural Quebec, grew up in Montreal, and currently lives in Toronto, where she listens to French radio every day, often while eating cheese and baguette.