Toquade - Music For Viola And Piano
Label: ATMA Classique
Catalog: ACD2 2759
Fung, Janelle; Thibeault, Marina
Named “Révélations Radio-Canada 2016-2017”, Marina Thibeault travels the world as an ambassador of the viola. Contributing to the repertoire of her instrument by commissioning new works is a vital calling for Marina. Contemporary works for solo viola by Canadian composers Ana Sokolovic and Jean Lesage are paired with romantic and modern pieces by Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Kymlicka, Martinu and Hindemith. She is accompanied by pianist Janelle Fung. Ms. Thibeault is the recipient of the Sylva Gelber Foundation award. She won first prize in the string category of Prix d’Europe, the McGill Concerto Competition, and the Radio-Canada “Young Artist” prize, as well as a special prize at the Beethoven Hradec International Viola Competition. An avid chamber musician, Ms. Thibeault has collaborated with members of the Guarneri Quartet, the Cleveland Quartet, and the London Haydn Quartet, among other great chamber musicians. Her interest in new music has led her to work with composers such as John Corigliano, Ana Sokolovic, and Joan Tower.