Jeanne de Chantal Marcil studied at the Conservatoire de musique de Trois-Rivières with Michael Kilburn and obtained a First Prize in cello. Subsequently, she was received at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge as part of the Artist Diploma, where she perfected the art of her instrument under the direction of George Seaman and David Finch. After receiving awards from several organizations, including the FCAR, she perfected the art of her instrument with the cellist Vladimir Orloff. Back in Quebec, she was Principal Cello at the Orchestre des jeunes du Québec and Principal Cello at the Young Virtuosos of Montreal.
A member of the renowned Claudel-Canimex Quartet, Jeanne de Chantal Marcil has been Principal Cello with the Orchestre symphonique de Laval for over 20 years and Principal Cello with the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières. She is also Principal cello at Sinfonia de Lanaudière. Very active on the Montreal scene and in Quebec, she has the privilege of playing on a magnificent cello by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume and an Émile Auguste Ouchard bow, loaned by Canimex.