Biography of Jasper Wood


Jasper Wood has a control that’s rare in violinists his age” ….“complete mastery of the technical fireworks required”   ....”gorgeous sound and brilliant control” …”Wood was in total command”… These are only few of the critics comments signifying that Jasper Wood is one of the finest violinists of his generation and one of North America’s fastest rising stars fastest rising stars

 Mr. Wood was born in Canada in 1974 and gave his first public performance at the age of five. Since then he has captured the hearts of music lovers with his “ability to recreate lyric poetry”. He has received rave reviews for his performance throughout North America. Recent performances have taken Jasper to New York (Weill Recital Hall - Carnegie Hall), Washington, New Jersey, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Halifax. An acclaimed competition winner, Jasper Wood has won numerous prizes and awards in the United States, Canada, and Italy.

 His studies led him to The Cleveland Institute of Music under the tutelage of David and Linda Cerone. While studying in the United States, Jasper had the opportunity to work with such distinguished artists as Oleh Krysa, Bill Preucil, Donald Weilerstein, Anne Epperson, Steven Majesky, and the Guarnerius and Julliard String Quartets.

Mr. Wood made his orchestral debut at the age of thirteen with Symphony Nova Scotia under the baton of Georg Tintner. Since then, he has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician throughout North America. Jasper can be heard frequently on National Public Radio in the U.S. and CBC Radio (SRC) in Canada. An avid chamber musician, Jasper has performed with various ensembles throughout the world ranging from Baroque performance groups to contemporary ensembles.  He received the coveted Sylva Gelber Award, a highly distinguished prize awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts.   

  He performs on a 1820 Pressenda violin on loan from the Canada Council and an anonymous donor.