Cellist, Kerri McGonigle, is the Artistic Director of the Academy Concert Series, Chamber Music dedicated to historically informed performances. A recipient of the Margarita Heron Pine String Prize and the Beryl Barns Graduate Scholarship, Kerri graduated with a Masters of Music degree in cello performance from the University of Alberta. While studying in Paris, she won Premier Prix with unanimous distinction in violoncello and chamber music from the Gennevilliers Conservatory. Having completed an Advanced Certificate in Baroque Performance with Tafelmusik through the University of Toronto, Kerri lives in Thornbury and performs regularly as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral cellist.