A native of Germany, Sibylle Marquardt moved to Canada in 1997. An active chamber and orchestral player in Canada and Europe, she is also recognized for her teaching. Since the fall of 2018 Sibylle is teaching at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts. In 1998 she became a Certified Teacher on the Faculty of the Royal Conservatory of Music, joined the College of Examiners and has become a sought after adjudicator at music festivals. As well she was a visiting artist at the Etobicoke School for the Arts from 2007 - 2018, 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 2nd flute/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 the Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Gärtnerplatz Theater Munich, Bern and Biel Symphony Orchestras. She has also played with the Windsor Symphony, the Toronto Philharmonia and the Oshawa Durham Symphony amongst others, as well as in the productions of the Phantom of the Opera and the Beauty and the Beast in Toronto.
She was a member of the ERGO Ensemble (led by composer Barbara Croall) 2000-2012, specializing in contemporary music, as well as Duo Resonance with whom she performed regularly all over Ontario. In Germany she was a founding member of Trio Resonance, which was an established ensemble at numerous high-profile concert venues and festivals throughout Germany and Switzerland. With Duo Resonance (guitarist Wilma van Berkel) she recorded the CD “From The New Village”, featuring 20th century music.
Sibylle is a member of Trio D’Argento, an unusual chamber group with Peter Stoll, clarinet and Todd Yaniw, piano, which is performing all over Canada as well as for Music Toronto at the St.Lawrence Centre and will be travelling to BC and Yukon for concert tours in the coming seasons. Trio d’Argento has been awarded multiple grants from different granting bodies and recorded the CD “Piano Centric” with members of the Canadian Brass.
In 1994 she started the Baroque flute living in Switzerland, taking lessons with Oskar Peters at the Scola Cantorum Basiliensis, and later with Alison Melville in Toronto and Claire Guimond in Montréal. She is a member of the Camerata Basel and has performed with Nota Bene Baroque Players 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 Gerard and she had lessons with Trevor Wye, Geoffrey Gilbert, Wolfgang Schulz, Philippe Boucly, Eric Kirchhoff and Aurèle Nicolet. She has performed in Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Japan, Italy, former Czechoslovakia and France, as well as for Radio Canada, the BR Munich and TV and movie productions.
Her students are consistent award winners at Kiwanis (Toronto/Provincials: 2nd and 3rd prizes), North York Music Festival, Peel Region Music Festival, Contemporary Showcase Festival Toronto (Mary Gardiner Award) and RC Examinations (Gold Medal). Her students were accepted into various music programs at the University of Toronto, McGill University, University of Ottawa as well as the University of Western Ontario.
Sibylle is a member of the Toronto Musicians Association, speaks English, German and French.