Marina Thibeault, viola
Sonata Pastorale (1956)
“… becoming clear” (2017)
Figment IV (2007)
Sonata op.5 #4 (1938)
Marina Thibeault holds numerous honors and distinctions, including prizes from the Père-Lindsay Foundation (2017), “Révélation Radio-Canada” (2016-2017), CBC’s “30 hot classical musicians under 30” (2016), and the Sylva Gelber Foundation (2016). She won first prize in the string category of Prix d’Europe (2015), the McGill Concerto Competition (2015), the Radio-Canada “Young Artist” prize (2007) as well a special prize at the Beethoven Hradec International Viola Competition (2008).
In summer 2018, Marina will join the string faculty of the Domaine Forget International Festival as the chamber music coordinator, in addition to recital appearances at over a dozen festivals throughout the province of Quebec. The 2018-2019 season will see performances in Toronto, Los Angeles, Cleveland and Seoul, where she will travel along with her partner and two children: a son, Lucien, and a daughter arriving in September.
Marina’s first album, Toquade, was released in April 2017 on the ATMA label and was nominated for “album of the year” at the ADISQ (2017) and the Prix Opus (2018). Her 2017-2018 solo debuts include the “Orchestre Métropolitain”, the Agora Symphony, the Appassionata Chamber Orchestra, and the “Orchestre Symphonique de Drummondville”.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with professors Michael Tree and Roberto Diaz, and a Master’s degree with André Roy at McGill University, where she is currently a doctoral candidate, as well as viola and chamber music instructor.
Marina plays on an 1767 Carlo Ferdinand Landolfi, with a W.E Hill Sons bow, generously loaned by Canimex.
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