Dean of Music and Faculty member of the Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts. Member of the College of Examiners of Royal Conservatory Examinations.
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. Since her move to Canada she became a Certified Teacher of the Faculty of the Royal Conservatory of Music, got her certifications as Suzuki teacher, has 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, 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/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 also a substitute player with numerous orchestras in Germany, Switzerland and Canada.
Sibylle is a member of Trio d’Argento, which is performing across Canada and internationally, and has recorded the CD “Piano Centric” with members of the Canadian Brass. She is also the founding member of the Argento Collective, the Maritime extension of Trio d’Argento. With Duo Resonance (guitarist Wilma van Berkel) she recorded the CD “From The New Village”, featuring 20th century music.
In 1994 Sibylle started 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, Andràs Adorjàn and Aurèle Nicolet.
As self-employed artist, Sibylle has always been actively managing ensembles and has been working as arts manager over the years. She is currently enrolled in the Certificate for Business Administration Program at York University.