MARIE-ALINE CADIEUX - Cello
is currently Professor of Music at Kutztown University (PA), has performed across Europe, and has become an established presence in the Mid-Atlantic chamber music scene. 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 have gone on to leading college music programs and conservatories across the country, and she frequently gives clinics and masterclasses 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.