Neva Tesolin- Composition
Neva Tesolin is a Canadian musician and composer of small ensembles,
solo piano and song. She was born and educated in St. Catharines,
Ontario where she earned a Vice Chancellor's Medal (’92) at Brock
University during her piano and composition studies with Marc Widner and
Dr. Ronald Tremain. Neva has been widely involved in the community as a
music educator and performer within the classical, jazz, and folk genres.
Her compositions reflect these influences and have been performed by the
Niagara Symphony, soloists and ensembles. She recently became an
associate composer with the Canadian Music Centre.
Neva’s work is inspired by nature, children, life experience and the deeper
understanding of music that comes with practising writing. In 2003 she
composed Miniatures in India, her first suite for cello and piano. To quote
an audience member.... “an encyclopedia of emotions, nuances and
intrigues.” The Broken Islands (2014) piano trio was commissioned by the
St. Catharines Chamber Music Society, a portrait of Canada’s west coast
archipelago described as playful and full of hope. Solo piano works feature
jazz elements in Mirror Pool Etudes (2020), ICE (2021), Caprice on a
Theme by Mussorgsky (2022), and Ballad for Adrian (2020). Neva is
currently writing a set of preludes for solo piano.
Her most recent work is a consolation piece, Pastures (2022-23) for string
quartet, debuted by the Untitled Ensemble.
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