Saturday February 3 2024, 2:00 PM

Sibylle Marquardt and Michel Cardin

Lunenburg School of the Arts
Saturday 3 February – 2:00 PM

$5 at the door (4 years and under free).


Sibylle Marquardt
traverso flute


Musique Royale is delighted to feature traverso flutist Sibylle Marquardt, and theorbist Michel Cardin at our upcoming Cookie Concert on Saturday February 3 at 2 pm. Moving from Germany, Sibylle has called Canada home since 1997, and her traverso playing has an irrisistable presence within baroque chamber music settings for it’s delicacy and clarity. She performs with the Baroque Argento Collective Halifax and more. She is joined by Michel Cardin, an internationally lauded theorbo player who is based in Moncton, New Brunswick. Michel has a well known reputation within the baroque world for his treasured recordings made on the lute works by Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750).

Join Sibylle and Michel for an afternoon of music featuring French, German, and Scottish baroque works for traverso flute and theorbo. Hear works by family greats CPE & JS Bach, French court musician Robert de Visée, famous Scottish fiddler Niel Gow, and Italian-influenced Scottish composer and violinist William McGibbon.

About the Artists

Sibylle Marquardt, traverso flute

A native of Germany, Sibylle Marquardt moved to Canada in 1997. In August 2018 she moved to Halifax, and in October 2020 became the Dean of Music at the Maritime Conservatory. An active chamber and orchestral player in Canada and Europe, she is also recognized for her teaching. After extensive studies in Germany, she became a Faculty member of the Maritime Conservatory in 2017, was a faculty member of the Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto from 1998-2019, got her certifications as Suzuki teacher, has joined the College of Examiners and has become a sought after adjudicator at music festivals and competitions. As well she was a visiting artist at the Etobicoke School for the Arts for 11 years, one of the designated art schools of the Toronto District School Board.

Her orchestral career began at the early age of 23, when she was regularly hired as second flute and piccolo with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Munich under Sir Colin Davis, touring to Italy and Japan. She went on to join the orchestral program of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and held a solo flute-solo piccolo position at the Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir Donald Runnicles. She was a substitute player with numerous orchestras in Germany, Switzerland and Canada.

Sibylle is a member of Trio Argento with cellist Paul Pulford and pianist Todd Yaniw which is performing all over Canada and has recorded the CD “Piano Centric” with members of the Canadian Brass. She is also the founding member of the Argento Collective. With Duo Resonance (with guitarist Wilma van Berkel) she recorded the CD “From The New Village”, featuring 20th century music. In 1994, Sibylle started playing the Baroque flute and in 2020 founded Baroque Argento Collective Halifax (BACH) with Hilary Brown and Lynette Wahlstrom. She has performed with the Camerata Basel, Nota Bene Baroque Players/Kitchener and Toronto Masque Theatre.

Sibylle’s flute education is based on the French School and Marcel Moyse. Her main teachers include Hermann Klemeyer and Jean-Claude Gérard and she had lessons with Trevor Wye, Geoffrey Gilbert, Wolfgang Schulz, Philippe Boucly, Eric Kirchhoff and Aurèle Nicolet. Her students are consistent award-winners at the provincial level of Kiwanis Ontario and other festivals and many of her students were accepted into various music programs such as the University of Toronto, McGill University, University of Ottawa as well as the University of Western Ontario.

Michel Cardin, theorbo

Originally from Montréal and working in the Maritimes since 1980, Michel Cardin has gained international recognition as a teacher, a performer, a musicologist and a producer. He is currently full professor of guitar and lute at the Department of Music of the University of Moncton (Canada), with a PhD equivalence status, and has made 12 compact discs of solo Baroque lute music and duos with flute. This series of recordings, consisting for the most part of world premieres, is dedicated to The London Manuscript by Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750), the undisputed master of the instrument. The enormous enthusiasm for these recordings, shared by critics and the general public alike provides unambiguous justification for the re-discovery of such a great composer.

M.Cardin was awarded Quebec’s Music Council’s OPUS award 1998 for Best Classical Album of the Year, the Geocities Vienna 2000 Award for Outstanding Artistic Merit for the New Millennium, the Éloize 2001 and Éloize 2010 Awards for Best International Exposure outside Atlantic Canada, two Étoiles Awards (Classical Artist and Album of the Year), and has received the Excellence in Music Award from the Government of New-Brunswick in 2000. His CDs were 5th place in the Music Lovers Top 20 (US website, members’ voting system) and are among the most regularly played by the Canadian FM radio stations, Galaxy & Stingray Music, Spotify, iTunes, YouTube (over a million viewers), etc. Michel Cardin has given concerts, conferences and masterclasses in both Americas, Europe, Japan and Africa.