Sherbrooke (Québec), 1975
Performer (percussion)

Catherine Meunier is the first percussionist to win the prestigious Prix d’Europe. Her debut CD Night Chill is acclaimed by critics: “Montréal percussionist Catherine Meunier shines throughout” (The WholeNote, December 2009). As a soloist and chamber musician, Catherine Meunier has given concerts in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Taiwan and Japan. She has been a soloist with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional of Mexico, the Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil, the Orchestre symphonique de Sherbrooke and Ensemble Prestissimo. As an orchestral musician, Catherine is Solo Percussion with the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières and Section Percussion with the Orchestre des Grands ballets Canadiens de Montréal. She plays regularly with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Orchestre Métropolitain.

Catherine teaches percussion at the Crane School of Music at SUNY-Potsdam since 2011 and is visiting faculty at the Montréal Conservatory for the 2020-21 academic year.