The musician has been recognised for his work as an instrumentalist and teacher
Cellist Denis Brott has been appointed Member of the Order of Canada, in recognition of his work as an instrumentalist and teacher, and for his role in establishing the Canada Council of the Arts’ Musical Instrument Bank. Founder and artistic director of the Montreal Chamber Music Festival, Brott has been professor at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec Á Montréal since 1989.
‘Being named to the Order of Canada is an honour unlike any I have had in my life,’ he said. ‘I am proudly Canadian and to be recognised by my own country in this way is thrilling. Music surpasses all borders and prejudices; it speaks directly to the heart and soul of all human beings. To me, it quite literally reflects the identity of what our great country stands for in the world. My life’s work has been a passion and this honour will serve to continue to motivate me to excel, with devotion, in speaking the language of music.’
Established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Order of Canada acknowledges ‘outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation’.