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Juno-winning winning violist Thibeault and pianist Fung to perform in Nelson

The pair will perform Thursday at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church
Violinist Marina Thibeault performs on Feb. 8 at Nelson’s St. Saviour’s Anglican Church. Photo: Submitted

Submitted by Selkirk Pro-Musica

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

Their concert, entitled Invisible Cities, will take place at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 8 at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, 701 Ward St. in Nelson. The $20 tickets are 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.

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, the classical album of the year (large ensemble), an album that reflects her willingness to connect different languages within creative programming.

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 20 countries on five continents.