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, Martinů and Hindemith. She is accompanied by pianist Janelle Fung.
Ms. Thibeault is the recipient of the Sylva Gelber Foundation award (2016). She won first prize in the string category of Prix d’Europe (2015), the McGill Concerto Competition (2015), and the Radio-Canada “Young Artist” prize (2007), as well a special prize at the Beethoven Hradec International Viola Competition (2008).
Canadian pianist Janelle Fung has performed in concert from coast to coast in Canada, including tours with Prairie Debut and Jeunesses Musicales du Canada. Ms. Fung has been a prize winner in numerous national and international competitions, including the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition, the Concours OSM-Standard Life, and the Canadian Music Competition.