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Zou Zou 

Cellist and String Arranger

ZOU ZOU ROBIDOUX is a Montreal-based cellist working across classical and contemporary genres. She has performed throughout Canada in band, musical theatre, and orchestral settings, including performances at the Montreal Jazz Festival, National Arts Centre, Theatre Calgary, and Vancouver Folk Festival. She is the Artistic Director of ChamberFest at the Spring Green General Store and a founding member of the Stoughton Chamber Music Festival, two chamber music festivals in her home state of Wisconsin. In 2022, Zou Zou made her professional acting debut at the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts, originating the role of Music in the English adaptation of Keren Peles' rock musical April Fools. An active studio musician in the Montreal scene, Zou Zou is featured as a cellist and string arranger on Basia Bulat’s latest album, The Garden.

Zou Zou received her B.Mus. in Cello Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied with Uri Vardi on a full-tuition scholarship.  Following her degree, Zou Zou served as the cellist of the Nightingale String Quartet at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), where she also performed the Elgar Cello Concerto as a soloist with the UNR Symphony Orchestra. A passionate collaborator, Zou Zou has performed as a chamber musician with Bach Before Bedtime, Madison New Music Festival, and the Willy Street Chamber Players. As an orchestral musician, Zou Zou has worked with the Reno Philharmonic, La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, Pronto Musica, and Orchestre de la francophonie, with whom she toured South Korea. 


An avid lover of musicals, Zou Zou has played in over 30 musical theatre productions across the U.S. and Canada. Highlights of her pit work include a Yiddish and English production of It Shoulda Been You with the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre at the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts, Sisters: The Belles Soeurs Musical with Theatre Calgary, and the world premiere of the french-language version of The Phantom of the Opera at le Monument-National. 


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