Krystina Marcoux

Marimba

Digital Broadcast
From February 28 to March 13, 2021
Concert
Digital Broadcast
Location
Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur
City
Montréal

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Biography

Krystina Marcoux, winner of the prestigious Fondation Banque Populaire de France and recipient of a scholarship from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Culture et Société, is known for her flamboyant energy, musical precision and artistic versatility. In 2012, she won First Prize at the Standard Life Competition of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, where her “unique contact with the public” was highlighted by the jury members who described her as an “exceptionally promising young artist”. In August 2019, she makes her debut as a marimba soloist with the OSM, under the direction of Kent Nagano.

For three years now, Krystina has shared the stage with cellist Juan Sebastian Delgado. Their duo Stick&Bow explores the repertoire of all eras, while adapting it to the wide possibilities offered by this unique instrumental combination (cello & marimba). Their debut album Resonance, released in November 2019 on Leaf Music label, has received praise from CBC Radio-Canada, La Scena Musicale and The Whole Note. In November 2019 and October 2020, they tour with Jeunesses Musicales Canada. In 2020, they are working on several new musical projects: a show based on the music of Beethoven and Bowie, commissioned by Festival Classica; a program based on Bach with harpsichordist Luc Beauséjour for the Bach Festival; a theatrical show for young audiences commissioned by Bourgie Hall; a concert entirely dedicated to Latin music commissioned by New York’s Baruch Performing Arts Center; and several other performances in Canada, Ecuador, France and the United States. In addition, they are working with living composers on new works commissioned for this unusual duo: Luis Naón, Louise Jallu, Marcelo Nisinman, Camille Pépin, Luna Pearl Woolf and Jason Noble.  Krystina strongly defends the idea that the stage is a malleable material that needs to be bent, curved, just like plasticine. Combining theater, dance, stand-up, mime, humor or even sports with her percussion, Krystina strives to open her musical universe to an ever-growing audience. Despite her young age, she has already signed 7 shows: Mélange à trois, Zeee Match, La Perle, 400 ans sans toi… (commissioned by BMES, Lyon), LOVE (commissioned by FOSBO, Colombia), Bach&Forth and Folies.

Originally from Quebec, Krystina obtained her Ph.D. under the direction of Jean Geoffroy at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon, specializing in the relationship between theater, dance and music in hybrid performances. At the CNSMD and in partnership with the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Techniques du Théâtre, she has conceived and taught a program for musicians and actors, bringing together the two disciplines so that they can learn from one another. In her teaching and in her performances, she tries to eliminate artistic boundaries by exploring new scenic combinations, thus awakening artistic curiosity. Since May 2017, she has been playing frequently with the famous marimbist Vassilena Serafimova, a collaboration that allows them to offer dazzling performances as a marimba duo. She also works with percussionist and composer Jean-Pierre Drouet, who offered her a new solo work for her doctoral performance in September 2019. In 2018, she had the chance to participate, at the marimba, in the European tour of Quebec singer Pierre Lapointe with pianist Yannaël Quenel. She is honored to be an Adams artist since 2017 and to see Stick&Bow represented by Barbara Scales at Latitudes45arts since July 2018.

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