I grew up in Ottawa where I received my Bachelor of Music and then relocated in 1987 to St John’s to open a cello studio and play with the Newfoundland Symphony. After completing my Bachelor of Music Education at Memorial in 1999, I moved back to Ottawa to teach in the schools and continued to teach cello privately. I recently moved back to Newfoundland (Conception Bay South) to enjoy my retirement and to continue to teach cello privately and play with the Newfoundland Symphony. I am comfortable teaching all ages and I like to say you are rarely to young and never too old to twinkle.

Fun Facts About Pierre

When did you join the NSO?

I joined the NSO from 1987 to 1999 then came back for my retirement in 2021.

Who inspired you to learn how to play?

My older sister played the violin.

What’s your favourite piece of classical/orchestral music?

Dvorák New World Symphony.

If you could pick one artist to collaborate with, who would it be?

YoYo Ma.

What other non-musical creative outlets do you have?

I help my wife with the gardening.