He is an oboist born in Ottawa, Canada, who was
studied at the Ottawa Technical High School and the University of
While he was still a student he was a touring member
of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada in 1960 and then again from 1964
to 1966. In more recent years
he has performed with them alongside his son, who is now a percussionist
with the orchestra.
After entering out on his professional career as an
oboist, he has performed with the Banff Festival Orchestra, the Champagne
Symphony Pops Orchestra, the Hamilton Philharmonic, the National Arts
Centre Orchestra an the National Ballet of Canada.
He has also been a member of the Toronto Symphony
Orchestra since 1972 and has regularly been heard with them in concert, in
the recording studio and on tours such as the TSOs visit to the
People’s Republic of China in 1977.
His recordings are numerous and include albums such as
Adeste Fidelis by Gino & Louis Quilico, Judy Loman and the
Toronto Symphony Orchestra & Toronto Children’s Chorus, Along
the Road to Bethlehem by the Toronto Children’s Chorus and Beethoven
Lives Upstairs and Music Box Vol: 1 in the Classic Kids
Showing an interest in percussion, he now creates
mallets for timpani that are used by many musicians throughout Canada.
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Cantique de Noel (Adolphe Charles Adams)
SMCD 5119 I (CD - Adeste Fidelis)
Toronto Symphony Orchestra and
Conductor - Jean Ashworth Bartle
Soloists - Louis and Gino