Marie-Aline Cadieux, cello


Professor of Music at Kutztown University (PA), has performed across Europe, and has become an established presence in the Mid-Atlantic music scene. She performs regularly as a member of Duo Terlano, SATORI, and in her own solo recitals. She served for many years as Principal Cellist for the Illinois Symphony and Illinois Chamber Orchestra, as well as festival orchestras including those at Aspen, the Blossom Music Festival, and Great Music West, traveling Broadway shows, and dance companies such as the Mark Morris Dance Group. She was a finalist in the Chicago Symphony/Rose Faye Thomas Competition, a fellowship award recipient at the Bach Aria Festival on Long Island NY, and has received numerous teaching awards, including the Pennsylvania/Delaware String Teachers Association Outstanding String Teacher Award. Her former students can be found in leading college music programs and conservatories across the country, and she frequently gives clinics and master classes for music educators and students. Marie-Aline began her musical training on the piano with her mother, Elsie Campbell Cadieux, who was then her accompanist for many years, thus continuing a tradition going back to Elsie's own family, whose musical heritage can be traced back to Chopin. She received her Master of Music Degree and also her Graduate Certificate in Performance from Northwestern University where she studied with master teacher Hans Jorgen Jensen. She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts at Ohio State University. An amateur naturalist, in her free time, Marie-Aline enjoys hiking, studying nature, gardening, photography/videography, and cooking with her husband. She has recently begun to learn to play the accordion, for reasons that remain mysterious, even to her.