Canadian cellist Sybil Shanahan is a performer, teacher and music arranger based in Toronto.

Cellist of Ensemble Vivant, “Canada’s chamber music treasure” (Toronto Star), owner and music arranger of Beaux Strings and half of the Tadioli Duo.

Sybil is an active freelancer with several orchestras and ensembles throughout Canada and has appeared on screen, recording and live on stage for a diverse range of artists.





  • New video on YouTube, featuring Don Thompson’s piece written for cellists Coenraad Bloemendal and Sybil Shanahan with the composer at the keyboard. Watch it here:

  • The Tadioli Duo has a new video out! Watch it here:

  • Purchase Ensemble Vivant’s newest CD/DVD release “Tribute to Rick Wilkins” here:

  • Thank you to photographer Denise Grant for my phenomenal new cover image!