From Kirkland Lake, Ontario
Mario Bernardi is one of Canada’s premier conductors and a renowned builder of cultural institutions in Canada.
Born in 1930 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario
Died in 2013 in Toronto, Ontario
Mario Bernardi conducted 75 operas and over 450 other works with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa.
“Mario Bernardi was a national figure who played a seminal role in the life of classical music in Canada.”From 1983 until 2006 he was the principal conductor of the CBC Radio Orchestra.
Peter Herrndorf, president and CEO of the National Arts Centre