Maithena Girault

Maithena Girault is a first prize winner of the Canadian Music Competition and winner of the 2017 Golden Violin Award, Canada's largest collegiate music prize. She was a recipient of the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award in 2018 and 2019 and the third prize and Quebecoise Prize winner at the 2019 Prix d'Europe competition. She was a 2021 semi-finalist in the Sphinx Competition and was invited to join the Sphinx Virtuosi on their two month-long tours of the United-States this upcoming year. In 2015, she made her debut in Carnegie Hall as both a soloist and a chamber musician.

Ms. Girault has concertized as a soloist with orchestras in Canada and France more than a dozen times. She has appeared as concertmaster with orchestras in France, Germany, Italy, the United States and Montreal's Maison symphonique. A passionate chamber musician, she was a founding member of the Milton String Quartet, winner of the 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition Grand Prize. Her chamber music appearances have taken her to Austria, Canada, Germany, Japan, and the United States.

Ms. Girault now pursues her Master's at the Manhattan School of Music with Lucie Robert on the Rachmael Weinstock Endowed Scholarship in Violin. She performs on the 1858 Ex. "Comte Koucheliov" violin by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume and a bow by Francois Lotte, both generously loaned to her by Canimex. .

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