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Emmanuelle Boisvert

Associate Concertmaster

Robert E. & Jean Ann Titus Family Chair

Violinist Emmanuelle Boisvert’s “brilliant, endlessly imaginative and daring style” (Lawrence Johnson, The Detroit News) continues to captivate audiences and critics alike.

Following her tenure as a member of the Cleveland Orchestra with maestro Von Dohnanyi, the international music world welcomed her in 1988 as the first and youngest woman ever to be named concertmaster of a major orchestra, serving 23 years as the Detroit Symphony Concertmaster under the direction of Gunther Herbig, Neeme Yarvi and Leonard Slatkin.

Holding the Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Family Endowed Chair, the Dallas Symphony Associate Concertmaster has earned the respect of many of the world’s eminent conductors – Abbado, Graf, Vonk, Sanderling, Davis, Fruhbeck de Burgos, Haas, Tortellier, Zinman, Temirkanov, Semkov, Silverstein, Kalmar, DePreist, Oundjian, to name a few, while performing annually as a soloist in diverse concerto repertoire.  Her acclaimed recording of the demanding John Williams’s Violin Concerto with Leonard Slatkin was recently released on iTunes.

Fulfilling the promise of earlier years as a founding member of the St. Clair Trio, Boisvert’s artistry as a chamber musician places her in demand as artist-teacher in residence at such venues a Seattle String Project, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Wayne State University, Center for Creative Studies, National Repertory Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute in Maryland, and the Emmy award-winning All-Star Orchestra, currently broadcasting its third season on PBS. Other guest concertmaster appearances have included Seattle Symphony with Maestro Schwarz 2007-2010, Pittsburgh Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Music in the Mountains and the Grand Tetons Music Festival.

Emmanuelle Boisvert holds degrees from the Quebec Conservatoire and The Curtis Institute of Philadelphia where she studied with Ivan Galamian, Joseph Silverstein, David Arben, Felix Galimir and David Cerone. She is also an alumni of the Marlboro Music Festival.