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A young Quebec cellist at the coronation of King Charles III

The young Quebec cellist will be present during the coronation celebrations of King Charles III on Sunday.

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After the Montreal Conservatory, 24-year-old Marion Portlance has been studying at the Royal College of Music in London since September. Marion is chosen to be part of the quartet to represent her school.

“It’s really an honor to be able to represent our school with the Quartet because His Majesty King Charles III is our Head of School. He’s always been a great advocate for the arts, especially music. It’s a way for us to celebrate his coronation. Being both a musician and a cellist,” Marion said in an interview with TVA Nouvelles. .

The instrument in question is an 1804 violin by William Forster.

“It’s been very festive here for a while. You can feel it in the streets. It’s a really big thing here.”

Marion is the daughter of actor Roger Leger and artist agent Mona Portlance.

“They both laughed, because it’s so far away from us. But they sure were proud and amazed.”

It’s the song Somewhere from West Side Story that the quartet will cover.

Watch the full interview in the video above.

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