M.M. in Viola Performance, Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University
B.M. in Viola Performance: University of Washington
For almost two decades, Linda Theriault played viola for the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan. There, she performed much of the major symphonic repertoire under the aegis of conductors like Lorin Maazel, Wen-Ping Chien, Urs Schneider, Uri Mayer, Joseph Silverstein, Gunther Herbig, Shao-Chia Lu and Jahja Ling. The NSO worked with many luminaries in the musical world, such as Yo-Yo Ma, Cho-liang Lin, Mstislav Rostropovich, Gil Shaham and Placido Domingo. She now plays with the Bangor Symphony and is principal violist of the Colby Orchestra.
Born and raised in Seattle, Linda Theriault started playing the violin at the age of eight. Surrounded by musical siblings, she grew up playing chamber music and later rose through the ranks of the Seattle Youth Symphony. She became intrigued with the viola when her mother brought one home from a garage sale. Her love for the instrument quickly convinced her to make viola her main instrument, and she decided to major in viola performance at the University of Washington. There, she studied with Yizhak Schotten, Vilem Sokol and Paul Coletti. She continued her musical studies with Mr. Coletti at the famed Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, earning her Masters of Music there.