Mario (Antonio Giovanni) Masella. Violinist, born Montreal 12 Aug 1934, died there 9 Mar 2009. He studied first with George Lapenson and Rachel Gilbert, in Paris 1951-3 with André Asselin (violin), and at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal
1953-7 with John Charuk. He received the Prix Archambault
in 1956. He was a member of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra
(MSO) 1958-86, of various CBC
orchestras, and of the orchestra of Les Grand Ballets Canadiens
. In 1986 he was appointed assistant music librarian of the MSO.
See also Raffaele (his grandfather), Frank (his father), and Rafael, Pietro, Joseph, Rodolfo, Alfred, Paul, and Giulio (his brothers).
Suzanne Thomas, Betty Nygaard King
Johnstone, Ken. 'How Papa Masella made his boys make music,' Maclean's, 1 Mar 1954