Margaret Munro Tobolowska
Margaret Munro Tobolowska is a dynamic, versatile, and multi-faceted artist. 'A Cello for Chelsea' is her first creative musical story that incorporates her story, musical compositions, and arrangements, into a delightful performance that sparks the imagination of children and adults alike. She radiates warmth and vitality and is able to infuse those around her with her positive energy. She performs as a solo recitalist, as well as being in demand for her skills as a first-class chamber musician.
Born in Toronto, Margaret began playing the cello at the age of twelve and was admitted to the University of Toronto to study with Daniel Domb when she was sixteen. Margaret received her Bachelor of Music in Performance in 1992 and continued, on full scholarship at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where she studied with David Soyer. Following her graduation from the Curtis Institute of Music in 1994 with an Artist Diploma, she immediately won a position with the Vancouver Symphony, and is presently a member of the National Arts Centre Orchestra.
She has performed at many internationally prestigious Chamber Festivals in North America and Europe, including: the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany, Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Le Domaine Forget in Quebec, the Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound, Ontario, the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, the Lanaudiere Festival, and the McGill Chamber Orchestra series.
'Cellist captivates young, young at heart'-Ottawa Citizen July 30, 2005.
'The story is a sweet one of a misunderstood girl, Chelsea, whose imagination is held in low esteem by her father. When a battered but noble-talking cello named Chester comes her way she learns the instrument and her life is transformed. And if this sounds a little trite, be assured that Tobolowska's text is fresh and charming.'-Ottawa Citizen July 30, 2005.
'In a way, this piece is reminiscent of George Kleinsinger's venerable 'Tubby the Tuba', but its story is nicer and, in contrast to Kleinsinger's full orchestra, this one is performed on a cello that is neither accompanied nor needs to be.'-Ottawa Citizen July 30, 2005.
Join Margaret, Chelsea, and Chester, and the fantastic sounds of the cello on an inspirational musical journey. Chelsea is an imaginative and shy young girl who discovers her musical ability and love of the cello, when she meets Chester the Cello. A musical story suitable for the young and young at heart.
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The Enhanced Audio CD version that includes the sheet music is now only available at www.Tobolowska.com.