Ms. Gisèle Dalbec-Szczesniak

  • B.Mus. (Toronto)
  • M.Mus. (Performance) (Yale)

Continuing Adjunct Lecturer in Violin and Viola (Music Education, Strings)

Coordinator: Strings Area


Ms. Gisèle Dalbec-Szczesniak

Gisèle Dalbec-Szczesniak is currently Concertmaster of the Kingston Symphony as well as the violin instructor at Queen's University School of Music. She is an active chamber and freelance musician in Canada and the United States. She forms a duo with pianist Michel Szczesniak and has recorded for CBC and on CD. Gisèle Dalbec-Szczesniak is described as having the perfect combination of exquisite musicality and technical mastery. Before coming to Kingston, she played with the Winnipeg Symphony and Chamber Orchestra as well as various New Music organizations. She adjudicates regularly across Canada and is a graduate of the Universities of Toronto and Yale.

She has recorded 2 CDs with Michel Szczesniak:

  • "Bow and Ivory" - a compilation of little known Canadian works as well as standard repertoire.
  • "Notes to Myself" - a disc dedicated to Michel's compositions for solo piano and strings.

Saint-Saëns, "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso", performed with the Kingston Symphony (Glen Fast, conductor)