Catherine Mathieu began learning the cello at the age of nine in the class of Ms. Kristina Melnyk. She continued her musical training at the Université de Montréal, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in performance (2003) under the tutelage of Ms. Thérèse Motard. Passionate about the history of music, she completed a master’s degree in musicology (2006) and an attestation in post-secondary pedagogy (2007) at the same institution.
A cello teacher at the École de musique Vincent-d’Indy for 10 years, she currently teaches in her private studio in Rosemère.
In addition to lecturing as a musicologist, Catherine performs regularly as a cellist in the metropolitan area, notably with the Duo Barroco. A freelance writer for various orchestras (OSM, OSL, OSD and OSTR), she has also recently collaborated with the Analekta record label.
She has received seven grants from the Fondation de Soutien aux Arts de Laval and from the Faculty of Music of the Université de Montréal. She is the recipient of the Lorraine-Vaillancourt prize as well as the first prize in the “18-25 year old strings” category of the Festival de musique classique du Bas-Richelieu.
Wishing to share her passion for the cello, Catherine recently created PraticoCello, a member space for amateur cellists where they can learn, share and vibrate to the sound of their cello.