Violinist Jasper Wood Guest Artist PRISMA 2016

Friday, February 5, 2016

PRISMA is excited to announce the internationally recognized violin soloist Jasper Wood as a Guest Artists for 2016.

Violinist Jasper Wood has established himself as one of Canada’s top violinists. His “thrilling virtuosity” (The Strad) and “open luminous tones, seamless lines and impeccable technique” (Toronto Star) have charmed the ears and captured the hearts of music lovers everywhere.

Wood made his solo orchestral debut in 1987 with Symphony Nova Scotia under the baton of Georg Tintner. Since then he has established a flourishing reputation as a soloist through his frequent performances with many of North America’s top orchestras including the Montreal, Toronto, Buffalo, Winnipeg, Victoria, Newfoundland, Bay Atlantic, and the Canadian Chamber Orchestra. Wood has also garnered acclaim for his dazzling performances as a recitalist and chamber musician which have taken him to major cities all over the world.

Jasper Wood’s debut album of 13 Canadian Caprices on the Analekta label was released in 1999 to much critical acclaim. Since then Wood has had a very diverse recording career which has included the music of Ives, Stravinsky, Bartok, MacDonald, Morawetz, Eckhardt-Gramatte, Berio and Saint-Saens under the Endeavour Classics, Analekta, Disques Pelleas, Centrediscs and Naxos labels.