Guyonne Le Louarn, AVCM, BCRMTA, Paris CS alumna, RCM certified teacher.
Born in France in 1975, Guyonne Le Louarn began her violin studies at the Rennes’ CNR.
She moved to Nantes at 16, switched to viola and went on to study chamber music, theory, history of music, orchestral work and conducting in Nantes under J.Rehak and simultaneously studied at CSParis earning multiple gold medals, and diplomas in all disciplines. Meanwhile earning a degree in Early Music Performance with D.Cuiller in Nantes.
In 1998, she won the Paris Interschool competition summa cum laude and was a finalist at the National Viola Competition in Epernay in 1999.
In 2000, Guyonne moved to Toulouse in the CEMS’ soloist program, receiving the “Aida foundation scholarship for Young Musicians”. She was also principal viola of the CEMS’s chamber orchestra performing extensively as far as Oman.
She studied with J.Coupé, D.Binder†, T.Adamopoulos†, D.Mujica, B.Godhoff† and D.Vann and performed in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, England, Ireland, Oman, the US and Canada.
In 2001, Guyonne moved to Victoria, joined the VIS, and received her AVCM in viola and violin, followed by a specialization in chamber music coaching,
Since her arrival in Canada, she has held several teaching positions in violin, viola and chamber music in the GVPA and Cowichan Valley and earned her RCM teacher certification for all levels in both viola and violin. She is the founder and director of Maggie Music LLP, in Victoria and is the Strings section head of the GVPAF, the assistant principal viola of the VIS, a chamber musician and a freelance recitalist.
For the past 30 years, Guyonne teaches Viola, Violin, and Chamber Music to students of all ages and levels both in English and French.
Guyonne plays a modern viola by Francois Denis and a Michael Vann bow
PLEASE NOTE GUYONNE IS TAKING REGISTRATIONS FOR 2024-2025 NOW.
2023-2024 is full except if you want and can take lessons in the mornings/early afternoons.