Dr. Marie-Aline Cadieux
Cellist and chamber musician Marie-Aline Cadieux, the recipient of the Pennsylvania/Delaware String Teachers Association Outstanding String Teacher Award, may be heard as a member of Duo Terlano with her husband, violinist Johannes Dietrich; with the Majore Trio; and in her own solo recitals. She has performed across Europe, but has become an established presence in the Mid-Atlantic music scene since moving to the area in 1999. Duo Terlano's CD, Whimsies, includes an eclectic assortment of duos, including Cadieux's own "Three Nostalgic Pieces."
Having served for many years as Principal Cellist for the Illinois Symphony; Illinois Chamber Orchestra; various festival orchestras, including those at Aspen; the Blossom Music Festival; Great Music West; traveling Broadway shows; and dance companies such as the Mark Morris Dance Group, she brings extensive knowledge of all styles of orchestral playing to her students. In addition, she has toured extensively with the Kirkland Trio, and performed with the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra.
She holds the Graduate Performance Certificate from Northwestern University and the DMA from Ohio State University. She was a finalist in the Chicago Symphony/Rose Faye Thomas Competition, a fellowship award recipient at the Bach Aria Festival on Long Island NY, and has received numerous teaching awards. Her present and former students can be found in many different musical leadership positions, and employed in many different facets of the field of music. Cadieux regularly presents local and national workshops for music educators and masterclasses for all age levels, and has produced a DVD on healthy cello technique, as well as her own intermediate scale and velocity study book. Her critical edition of the Emilie Mayer E minor sonata, which she re-discovered, is available from Hildegard Publishers.
Physically healthy playing and authentic, personal musicianship are the goals of her teaching, which she supports with a background in Alexander Technique and a thorough knowledge of performance styles from the Baroque era to the present.