I am so honoured that the wonderful violist Marina Thibeault will perform the viola version of my piece The Child, Bringer of Light in Duhamel, QC tomorrow, September 23. For more information, please visit this site. I heard Marina play at a new music showcase at the IAMA conference which took place in Toronto last year. Her playing was sensitive and intense, and I am really looking forward to hearing her take on a piece that has been so important in my artistic and personal development.
I composed this piece for solo cello back in 2011/2012 for a workshop with Kaija Saariaho and Anssi Karttunen which took place at Carnegie Hall. The piece was premiered by cellist Paul Dwyer at Carnegie Hall, and has since been performed by cellists Rachel Mercer, Dobrochna Zubek and Ian Woodman, as well as violist Claire Poillion who brought the piece to Uruguay. Here’s a recording of the piece performed by Paul Dwyer.