A native of Québec City, Canada, Marylène Gingras-Roy joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra viola section in the 1997 season, and in 2004 was promoted to fourth chair.
She studied at the Conservatoire de Musique de Québec with Douglas McNabney and François Paradis and graduated in 1993 with unanimous First Prizes in both Viola and Chamber Music. She was then the recipient of Canada and Québec Arts Councils' Scholarship Grants, enabling her to study with Victoria Chiang at The Harid Conservatory and with Karen Tuttle and Joseph DePasquale at the renowned Curtis Institute of Music, where she earned an Artist Diploma in 1997.
Marylène has participated in many festivals, including the Festival Dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy, the Solti Project at Carnegie Hall, the Jerusalem Music Festival, the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra, where she served as Principal Violist; and since 2000 she has performed with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony in Idaho. She is heard regularly in chamber music concerts and maintains a full teaching schedule as Adjunct Professor at Duquesne University, with her private studio, Carnegie Mellon Preparatory School of Music and is the viola coach for the Three Rivers Young People Orchestra.
In the summer of 2008 she was invited to teach at Domaine Forget International Music Festival in Canada.