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Boisvert, Emmanuelle (1963?-Present)

She is a violinist who began to attend the Conservatoire de Musique de Quebec when she was three years old.  She went on to study further at the Meadowmount School of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music.

After graduating she became a violinist with the Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and performed at the Marlboro Music Festival.

She went on to perform as a member of the Cleveland Orchestra and in 1988, when she was 25, she secured a place in the Detroit Symphony where she became their concertmaster and the first woman in the United States to hold that position.  She performed her first solo with the orchestra when she was 25 and has regularly been giving these performances ever since.

In 2007 she was chosen to be one of four concertmasters for the Seattle Symphony as well as retaining that post with the DSO.   In 2011 she became the Associate Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

An active chamber musician she plays with the St. Clair Trio and she is also no stranger to the recording studio.  Albums she has appeared on include Encore Live!, Barber: Symphony No. 1 and Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 3 with the DSO, Sir Malcolm Arnold: Hobson’s Choice by the St. Clair Trio, Christmas Here With You by The Four Tops and the soundtrack of Bamboozled.

In musical education she is a member of the Adjunct Faculty of Wayne State University’s Music Department.

Here she is performing an excerpt from “On the Trail” by Ferde Grofe…