MAY 5 - 11, 2014

EN: Lydia Mainville is a third-year cello performance major studying with Paul Pulford at Wilfrid Laurier University. She began taking cello lessons at the age of 6 with Sonja Adams, later studying with John Buckley and Shimon Walt, professor of cello at Dalhousie University. In 2009, Lydia was named Intermediate Star of the New Brunswick Competitive Music Festival in Saint John.


Since age 8, Lydia has played with various orchestras and ensembles, including FLO String Ensemble, where she was principal cellist for two years, and the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, with which she travelled to Vienna, Austria in 2011 for the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival and Competition, winning 1st place in the orchestral category. On the same tour, she performed in a string quartet at the Canadian Embassy's Canada Day ceremonies. She currently performs as an on-call member of Symphony New Brunswick, having graduated from the orchestra's Apprenticeship Program in 2010.


In 2011, Lydia was accepted to Wilfrid Laurier University on full scholarship. At WLU, she is a member of the Vogl Quartet, performing Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 1 under the coaching of the Penderecki String Quartet. She is a sought-after freelance performer and session musician, having recorded cello on several projects, the most recent of which won an East Coast Music Award.

Lydia Mainville, cello