He is a cellist, music director and teacher born in
St. Catherine, Ontario who studied at the University of Toronto, the Royal
Conservatory of Music and took his further education in the United States and
Europe where he counted Paul Tortelier as one of his teachers.
He became a member of the Toronto Symphony in 1970,
with who he is currently the Assistant Principal
Cellist, and has also given solo performances with other orchestras such as
The Symphony Orchestra of Canada, the Niagara Symphony and the Saskatoon
His work in chamber music has seen him performing as a
member of The Art of Time Ensemble, co-founding the Accordes string quartet
and in 1985 he was also a co-founder of the Amici Chamber Ensemble. He has recorded successfully with
both these ensembles and was a Juno award nominee with Accordes for Harry
Somer’s String Quartets.
He was also the soloist on Talivaldis Kenin’s premiere
recording of his cello sonata.
His recordings are many but a few of them include In
Brahms’ Apartment and Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time
by The Amici Ensemble, Right Through the Bone by the ARC Ensemble, Life
Short Call Now by Bruce Cockburn, Connections in Brass by the
Hannaford Street Silver Band, Erotikos Logos by Christos Hatzis, Mask
and Mirror by Loreena McKennitt,
E. Carter: 100th Anniversary Release by New Music
Concerts Ensemble and Adeste Fidelis with Gino & Louis Quilico,
Judy Loman and the Toronto Symphony & Children’s Chorus, Dancing
Day by the Toronto Children’s Chorus, Ten Easy Pieces by
Jimmy Webb, Chamber Suite by Wilson & Friends and Beethoven
Lives Upstairs in the Classical Kids Series.
As a music director he works at the Inter-Provincial
Music Camp in Ontario and as a respected coach, he works with the cellists
of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and the Toronto Symphony Youth
In the field of musical education he is a member of
the faculty at the Glenn Gould School in the Royal Conservatory of Music
where he gives classes in chamber music and cello.
Toronto Symphony Orchestra Recordings
SMCD 5119 I (CD - Adeste Fidelis)
Toronto Symphony Orchestra and
Conductor - Jean Ashworth Bartle
Soloists - Louis and Gino