Since 2018, Marie Bégin is the first violin of the renowned Saguenay(Alcan) Quartet and concertmaster of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Symphonic Orchestra.
Marie Bégin is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec. She plays on a Vuillaume 1858 graciously loaned by CANIMEX.
The young Canadian violinist Marie Bégin stands out by her great sensibility and her dynamism. She was heard in recitals in North America, all across Europe, in England and in China. She played as a soloist with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, the Violons du Roy, the Agora Symphony Orchestra, the Levis Symphony Orchestra, among others.
Besides her accomplishments as a soloist, Marie is a passionate chamber music player. Since 2018, she is a member of the renowned Saguenay Quartet. She is also concertmaster of the Orchestre Symphonique du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. She frequently collaborates with renowned artists like Charles Richard-Hamelin and Andrew Wan.
She started the violin at three years old with both of her parents, professional violonists. She completed her musical studies at the Quebec Conservatory of music under the guidance of Darren Lowe, Andrée Azar and Jean Angers. She pursued her musical education in Europe, notably with the great pedagogue Zakhar Bron in his academy in Switzerland, but also at the Kronberg Academy in Germany and at the Mozarteum University in Austria. She regularly receives thoughtful advices from many great musicians such as Maxim Vengerov, Mauricio Fuks, Pierre Amoyal, Christian Tetzlaff, Miriam Fried, Rodney Friend, among many others.
Marie Bégin is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec. She plays on a wonderful instrument Vuillaume 1858 graciously loaned by CANIMEX.