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Marietta ORLOV
1932 - 2020
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MARIETTA ORLOV Marietta Orlov, pianist, teacher, mentor and friend died peacefully in her home in Toronto on November 7, 2020. She was born in Romania in 1932 to her mother, Ethel, a prima ballerina with the Bucharest Opera and her father, Anastase Demian, a renowned mural and Ikon painter. Marietta's musical talents were evident at an early age and she progressed to study with Florica Musicescu at the Bucharest Faculty of Music. By age 16 she was an active performer and later had the honour of being appointed Romanian State Soloist. Marietta and her late husband Vladimir Orlov, cellist, defected while on tour in Vienna. They remained there playing with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and touring extensively in Europe. Eventually they settled in Toronto where Marietta was on Faculty both at the University of Toronto and The Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music. She presented master classes and served on juries at many prestigious summer festivals and programs. Marietta remained until recently a mainstay on the committee for Canadian Music Competition. She taught and mentored many young pianists who are now living in countries around the world, who now carry on her traditions, technique and methods. Marietta loved the outdoors and whenever her many commitments permitted enjoyed her beautiful pine cottage on an island in Georgian Bay, time she would generously share with friends. The highlight of Marietta's last few days was a phone call from the Governor General's office awarding her the Order of Canada. Marietta wanted to thank all the people who gave their time, loving and helping her in the final days of her cancer. Marietta is resting at the Kopriva Taylor Funeral Home in Oakville. A private Funeral Mass by invitation only will be held at St. Andrew Church, Oakville, at noon on Friday November 13, 2020, and will be live streamed as covid restrictions apply. Live streaming can be accessed at https://youtu.be/ZFRaXJd0jA8. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Glenn Gould School. Online condolences at www.koprivataylor.com

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Published in The Globe and Mail from Nov. 11 to Nov. 16, 2020.
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November 14, 2020
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November 14, 2020
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Kathryn Tremills
November 13, 2020
Dear Marietta,
I have always enjoyed our conversations when seeing you at the RCM, whether t be on music, life or cars.I will miss you.
Sincerely,
Stanley
Stanley Rosenzweig
Coworker
November 13, 2020
Ms.Orlov and my family at the Pearl Restaurant, Toronto
Dearest Ms.Orlov, we miss you a lot and miss you more as each day goes by. Thank you for the generosity, love, humour, and wisdom you so kindly shared with us. We will celebrate your legacy by trying to live up to the standard you have set for all of us.
Deepest gratitude, love, and respect,
Jialiang and Family
Jialiang Zhu
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November 12, 2020
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Janet Song
November 12, 2020
Dear Mrs. Orlov,
You have been like a mother to us during we studied piano with you. You have been always guiding us to find a path that could make us happy and always supporting us during our most turbulent times. You were the one constant in our life who was always there and always willing to listen. Words cannot express our sadness and regret at your passing. We wish we could have talked to you more, called you more, and for everything you gave us, given something meaningful back to you. Thank you for walking with us through half of our life and for sharing your life with us. Rest in peace, Dear Mrs. Orlov.

Always with love,
Annie, Cissy and family
Annie Zhou, Cissy Zhou & Family
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November 12, 2020
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Lu Zhao
November 11, 2020
You where always such a beautiful person to our family.You will be missed. Rest in peace.
Susana Pinto Lino
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November 11, 2020
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November 11, 2020
Ed, Corinne, Marietta and me (Anne Louise) at the RCM awards ceremony
My beloved teacher and friend, our beloved Marietta Orlov. My heart is heavy with sadness but we will continue to play on as best as we can to honour your legacy. Thank you for blessing us with your warmth, your light, your joy and your passion. May you rest in peace and music. Love always, Anne Louise-Turgeon
Anne Louise-Turgeon
Student
November 11, 2020
Mrs. Orlov was an amazing musician and generous teacher. She helped my daughter Anne to become an accomplished pianist. There are not too many precious gems like Mrs. Orlov in this world. She is greatly loved and is a loss to us all.
Jean LOUISE
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