Jasper Wood & Marina Thibeault

Jasper Wood
MarinaThibeault

Jasper Wood
“As an added gift, violinist Jasper Wood played … with a gorgeous sound and brilliant control of his instrument. Wood sounded like an entire violin section unto himself.” –Halifax Chronicle Herald

Canadian violinist Jasper Wood has performed with many of North America’s finest orchestras, in cities such as Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, Buffalo, and throughout Europe. He has performed under the batons of Gregory Novak, George Cleve, Georg Tintner, Bramwell Tovey, and Miguel Harth-Bedoya. Jasper has also garnered acclaim for his performances as a recitalist and chamber musician which have taken him to major cities worldwide in venues such as Dame Myra Hess (Chicago), Carnegie Weill Recital Hall (New York) and the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts. Jasper has been equally committed to performing in Canada’s smaller communities, such as the Northwest Territories and other parts of northern Canada.
Jasper performs with guitarist Daniel Bolshoy in Duo Rendezvous, and piano trio Triple Forte with pianist David Jalbert and cellist Denise Djokic. He also performs frequently with pianist David Riley, with whom he has performed for more than twenty years and collaborated on multiple recordings. Jasper’s CD releases in 2015 includes a recording of the works of American composer Mathew Fuerst and a CD of pianos trios by Antonín Dvořák with pianist David Jalbert and cellist Yegor Dyachkov. Education and outreach has always been important to Jasper, and as such regularly visits schools and gives masterclasses.
Jasper Wood resides in Vancouver with his wife, Grace, and two children, and is Associate Professor of violin and chamber music at the University of British Columbia. Jasper Wood plays a 1914 Stefano Scarampella violin.

Marina Thibeault

“Her tone was beautifully resonant, even when upstage and playing softly in the viola’s low register. In particular, Ms Thibeault’s rhythmic precision is laudable.” Bachtrack

Marina Thibeault holds numerous honours and distinctions, including prizes from the Père-Lindsay Foundation (2017), “Révélation Radio-Canada” (2016-2017), CBC’s “30 hot classical musicians under 30” (2016), and the Sylva Gelber Foundation (2016). She won first prize in the string category of Prix d’Europe (2015), the McGill Concerto Competition (2015), the Radio-Canada “Young Artist” prize (2007) as well a special prize at the Beethoven Hradec International Viola Competition (2008). Marina’s first album, Toquade, was released in 2017 on the ATMA label and was nominated by the ADISQ and Prix Opus for “album of the year”. Her critically acclaimed second album, ELLES, was released in 2018 and honours women pioneers in composition, pedagogy, and performance from Clara Schumann to today.
2019-2020 highlights include Harold in Italy with the Orchestre Métropolitain and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, a Prairie Debut tour with the Trio Saint-Laurent and her inaugural year as Assistant Professor of Viola at the UBC School of Music.

Music Program

  • Mozart – Duo in B Flat Major for Violin and Viola K. 424
  • Ysaye – Trio for Two Violins and Viola op. 35 “Le Londres”
  • Clara Schumann – Three Romances for Violin and Piano op. 22
  • Robert Schumann – Piano Quintet in E Flat Major

Performances

Saturday June 20th

2.30 pm Deep Cove Winery

Sunday June 21st

2.30 pm First Unitarian Church of Victoria