Carole Sirois has been a dynamic and integral part of the Canadian music scene over the past thirty-five years, performing with the nation’s finest symphonic and chamber ensembles.
As a member of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra under Charles Dutoit for nearly twenty years, she participated in all its concerts, international tours and recordings – more than sixty on the Decca-London label. Subsequently, she performed with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Les Violons du Roy (Quebec City), and since 2006, she has become a member of the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa) under Pinchas Zukerman. In the course of her orchestral career, she has been principal cellist of the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, the McGill Chamber Orchestra and the Société philharmonique de Montréal.
Her gifts as a chamber musician have kept her in constant demand for concerts in Canada, the United States and Europe. She has performed with Musica Camerata de Montréal, Les Chambristes de Montréal, Les Chambristes de Ville-Marie and the Trio Hochelaga. In addition, she has been invited to perform at international chamber music festivals with such renowned artists as Alexandre Tharaud, Pascal Rogé, William Preucil, Maurice Bourgues, James Campbell, Robert Silverman and John Perry.
She has appeared as guest soloist with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and her recitals are broadcast regularly on Radio-Canada’s music channel.
Her dedication to teaching has nurtured new generations of musicians at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, the Université de Montréal, Bishop’s University, the Université de Sherbrooke, Toronto’s Glenn Gould School, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, Pinchas Zukerman’s NAC Summer Music Institute and the Domaine Forget’s Music Academy.
Carole Sirois studied cello with Thérèse Motard, Hélène Gagné, Walter Joachim, Guy Fallot and Philippe Muller. She is married to the renowned double bass player Joel Quarrington.