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Céleste-Marie Roy began her bassoon studies at the age of 13 in Auburn, USA, and continued them at the Juilliard School in New York in the bassoon class of Professor Stephen Maxym, where she obtained a Bachelor and a Master of Music degree. She attends the Sommerakademie in Salzburg and studies with Professor Rudolf Klepac. She then continued her studies with Klaus Thunemann at the Academy of Music in Hanover, where she obtained her concert and soloist's diplomas.
At the age of 20, she made her debut as a soloist at Carnegie Hall in New York and at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. She also performed as a soloist at Alice Tully, Lincoln Center and Town Hall in New York. Also in New York, she is a member of the Aspen Winds Quintet, which won the Naumburg Award for Chamber Music. She has also been a member of the Continuum Contemporary Music Ensemble, recorded on the Naxos and Musical Heritage labels.
Céleste-Marie Roy plays with the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra under the direction of Leonard Bernstein, with whom she is touring Europe. In 2010, she collaborated with Phil Collins on the album Going Back, where she recorded the bassoon parts of some songs.
Principal bassoon at the Hofer Symphoniker, she joined the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in 1997, also as principal bassoon.