Alistair Mariz, cello (Toronto, Canada), is currently studying at the McGill Schulich School of Music with cellist Matt Haimovitz, completing his Bachelor of Music in Performance degree. His practice in cello performance has been enriched through years of experience, through festivals such as the Orford Music Academy and the Ontario Music Festivals Association (OMFA) Provincial Finals Competition, where he was awarded second prize. As a student of the Royal Conservatory of Music, he received First-Class Honors with Distinction certificates.
Further, Alistair has studied with established musicians, including Sharon Prater, Jinjoo Cho, Brian Manker, Elizabeth Dolin, Andre Roy, Britten Riley and Eva Ribchinsky, some of whom are also members of faculty at the Schulich School of Music. In ensemble, Alistair has held competitive positions in the York Symphony Orchestra and has recently taken an interest in contemporary performance, having significant involvement with McGill’s Contemporary Music Ensemble. He performs on his cello made by Claudio Morro from Argentina (1966).