She is a cellist who was born to a musical family in
Seattle, Washington. Her mother
was a cellist, as was her grandfather, her grandmother played the piano,
and she followed the family tradition by appearing as a soloist with
symphony orchestras by the time she was seventeen years old.
She took her studies at the University of Southern
California and after being awarded a Marshall Fellowship she took further
studies in Denmark. She became
a member of the Toronto Symphony in 1971 but continuing with her musical
education she attended the University of Toronto during the mid-1970s and
was awarded degrees there in 1975.
Active in the chamber music community in Toronto, she
was a co-founder of the Janson Trio and the St. Andrews Consort and has
appeared in numerous chamber concerts during her career.
No stranger to the recording studio she has appeared
with many artists and groups on albums such as Tremolo by Blue
Rodeo, Made in Cape Breton by The Cottars; Grand Passion: World
Sinfonia by Al Di Meola, Primadonna on a Moose by Mary Lou
Fallis; Adeste Fidelis by Gino & Louis Quilico, Judy Lohman and
the Toronto Symphony & Children’s Chorus and Ten Easy Pieces
by Jimmy Webb.
Toronto Symphony Orchestra Recordings
SMCD 5119 I (CD - Adeste Fidelis)
Toronto Symphony Orchestra and
Conductor - Jean Ashworth Bartle
Soloists - Louis and Gino
Liner Notes: Adeste Fidelis