Violist Marina Thibeault’s “plangent tone and expressive phrasing” (The Strad) lends to a great richness in her playing that is on display across genres. Since being 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 soloist, Marina’s many performance highlights include Berlioz’s Harold in Italy with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain in Montreal and the North American premiere of Peteris Vasks’s concerto with the Sinfonia Toronto.
Marina’s first album, Toquade, was released in April 2017 on the ATMA label, and was nominated by the ADISQ and Prix Opus for Album of the Year. Her critically acclaimed 2020 JUNO award-nominated album ELLES honours ground-breaking female and non-binary composers from Clara Schumann to the present day. A passionate advocate for women’s rights, Marina 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.
Pianist Corey Hamm is establishing a unique musical profile. In recent years, he has toured and recorded Frederic Rzewski’s monumental The People United Will Never Be Defeated! His CD won Spotify’s Best Classical Recording 2014. Further recording plans include a CD of works written for him and the complete piano works of Henri Dutilleux.
Corey Hamm has premiered over 400 solo, chamber, and concerto works including for PEP (Piano and Erhu Project), The Nu:BC Collective, and for Hammerhead Consort. His three chamber music initiatives have received praise both for their recordings and their artistry.
Dr. Hamm is an award-winning Professor of Piano at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
Marina photo credit: Matthew Perrin
Corey photo credit: Alex Waterhouse-Hayward