Canadian violinist Marc Destrubé is equally at home as a soloist, chamber musician, teacher, concertmaster and director of orchestras. He is co-concertmaster of the Amsterdam-based Orchestra of the 18th Century, with whom he has traveled all over Europe, North America, Australia, China and Japan. He has also appeared with the orchestra as director and as soloist, and is heard on more than fifty recordings by the orchestra for the Philips and Glossa labels. As first violinist with the Axelrod String Quartet, quartet-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution, Destrubé performs on the National Museum of American History’s priceless collection of instruments by Stradivarius and Amati. He has recorded a dozen solo, chamber and orchestral discs, including an acclaimed recording of Haydn Violin Concertos on the ATMA label and a Grammy Award-winning recording of Penderecki’s Credo with the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra.
A highly regarded teacher, Destrubé is on the faculty of the Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin College and the Berwick Academy of the Oregon Bach Festival. He is co-director of the Baroque Instrumental Program in the Twin Cities and has been a visiting artist at the Banff Centre, Indiana University, Case Western Reserve University and the Paris and Utrecht Conservatoires. He has given master classes at the Hong Kong School of the Arts, Moscow Conservatory, MacPhail School, and the University of Victoria, as well as summer courses in Poland, Germany, Portugal and Israel. He is Artistic Advisor to the New York ensemble Dorian Baroque, a member of the string quartet Microcosmos and Turning Point Ensemble (Vancouver), and Artistic Director of the Pacific Baroque Festival (Vancouver). More information at marcdestrube.com.