Janelle Fung & Marina Thibeault – Friday January 21, 2022 

Marina Thibeault & Janelle Fung
Marina Thibeault & Janelle Fung

Janelle Fung & Marina Thibeault
Friday January 21, 2022 7:30 pm
**** Gala Evening ****

The North Okanagan Community Concert Association is delighted to present Marina Thibeault on viola and Janelle Fung on piano on Friday January 21, 2022, at 7:30 pm at the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre. This Gala opening concert of our new season marks our return to presenting live music. Marina and Janelle will be presenting works by Haydn, Mozart, Clara Schumann, and Beethoven.

Named Radio-Canada’s classical “Revelation” for 2016-2017, Marina has delighted audiences across Canada, the United States and Europe with her elegant, spellbinding performances and engaging presence. An accomplished concerto soloist, she has performed with orchestras throughout Europe, Asia and North America. 

Marina’s first album, Toquade was released in 2017.  Her 2020 Juno-nominated album, Elles, honours groundbreaking women composers from Clara Schuman to the present day. A passionate advocate for women’s rights, Thibeault has utilized the broad-ranging Elles project in various iterations to reach out to at-risk women and raise awareness for organizations that support this important cause.

Marina Thibeault holds numerous honours and distinctions, winning 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 as a special prize at the Beethoven Hradec International viola competition (2008).

Marina received her Master’s degree from McGill University and is currently completing her doctoral degree. She is an Assistant Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at the UBC School of Music.

Canadian pianist Janelle Fung has performed in concert from coast to coast in Canada. Winner of the “Artist of the Year” from the BC Touring Council in 2014, her international concerts have taken her to over twenty countries on five continents. 

Janelle 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. She has been featured on radio stations nationally and internationally.

Janelle’s interest in opera has led to collaboration with Nicole Cabell, Teresa Stratas, and William Warfield, and is currently on faculty at Highlands Opera Studio.

Born in Vancouver, Janelle began her musical studies at the age of Four. Her principal teachers have included Nelita True, Julian Martin and Marc Durand. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, her Master of Music degree from the Julliard School and her doctorate for L’Universite de Montreal. 

Opening the concert is lyric Soprano Sophia Friesen. Born and raised in the Okanagan, she is excited to be back singing at home after spending the last four years completing a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Victoria. With her combined repertoire of showtunes, arias, and art song, along with her work on and off the stage, Sophia is one of the most versatile emerging artists performing today.

Click on the image/link below to view a video of Janelle Fung & Marina Thibeault:

Janelle Fung, piano and Marina Thibeault, viola

Adults – $40  22 and Under – $20
Guest of a subscription member $35

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