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Selkirk Pro-Musica presents violist Marina Thibeault, pianist Janelle Fung

By Contributor
February 3rd, 2024

Selkirk Pro-Musica is pleased to bring to Nelson the celebrated JUNO Award winning violist, Marina Thibeault and pianist, Janelle Fung.

The concert, entitled ‘Invisible Cities’, will take place at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, February 8 at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, 701 Ward Street in Nelson.

Tickets are $20 and available at Otter Books in Nelson (cash only).

 This viola and piano duo have delighted international audiences with their spellbinding performances and engaging presence.

For their Nelson concert, they will perform a compelling program for viola and piano covering music from Paul Hindemith to the contemporary masterpieces of Charlotte Bray, Dobrinka Tabakova and Ukranian-Canadian Anna Pidgorna.

Through the power of exquisitely crafted music, this program commemorates the remarkable strides made in the journey towards equality and profound reverence for every individual. It also pays homage to the enduring optimism that fuels our ongoing efforts to advance this noble objective.

 Renowned for her “rich and deep sound as well as her virtuosity and exceptional enthusiasm” (The Strad), violist Marina Thibeault brings to the musical scene an ever-renewed passion as a chamber musician, concert artist and soloist. She won a JUNO award in 2023 for her album ‘Viola Borealis’, classical album of the year (large ensemble), an album which reflects her willingness to connect different languages within creative programming.

Thibeault has recorded three albums, all of which have received strong critical and public acclaim.

Highly awarded with scholarships and honors, Marina is a graduate of McGill University and the Curtis Institute of Music. Having studied the connections between sports psychology and performance as part of her DMus, Marina happily enriches her artistic practice by exploring the surrounding landscapes on her bike or run.

Originally from Vancouver, pianist Janelle Fung began her piano studies at the age of four. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, her Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School and her doctorate from l’Université de Montréal.

Fung has performed in concerts from coast to coast in Canada, including tours with Prairie Debut and Jeunesses Musicales du Canada. Winner of the “Artist of the Year” award from the BC Touring Council in 2014, her international concerts have taken her to over twenty countries on five continents.

 An avid chamber musician, Janelle Fung has appeared in concert with the Ying Quartet, New York Woodwind Quintet, Mark Fewer and Matt Haimovitz. She has been a prize winner in numerous national and international competitions.

Janelle Fung has performed in concerts from coast to coast in Canada. — Submitted

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