11 Garden Street, Cambridge Wednesday and Thursday, June 25 and 26 2:00PM
A native of Toulouse, Catherine Todorovski studied harpsichord with Kenneth Gilbert in France and Scott Ross in Québec. She studied organ with Antoine Bouchard in Québec, and also with Gustav Leonhardt and Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini. She holds degrees from the Toulouse and Paris conservatories, a bachelor’s in music pedagogy from the University of Québec at Montréal, master’s degrees in harpsichord and organ from the University of Laval, and a doctorate in harpsichord from the University of Montréal. She was awarded First Prize in the Royal Canadian College of Organists’ 1984 John Robb Organ Competition, and has also distinguished herself at international competitions, among them the 1985 Bruges competition.
Ms. Todorovski maintains an active career as organist and harpsichordist, appearing as soloist with orchestras across Canada and at festivals in Lanaudière and elsewhere. She performs regularly in France and Italy, and has also appeared in Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Poland, and the United States. Professor at the Montréal Conservatory of Music since 1994, she also teaches harpsichord and organ at the University of Montréal and is organist at the Church of Saint Antonin. Her critically acclaimed recordings reflect her interest in Italian music. François Tousignant of Le Devoir has written, “In Catherine Todorovski you will discover an interpreter of real flesh and blood. Startling virtuosity, a sense of phrasing to make one purr with pleasure, and an overall rightness are the qualities that set this intelligent musician apart.”