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Lexington, VA -- Acclaimed Canadian virtuoso Jasper Wood returns to Lexington for an exciting performance with his longtime partner, David Riley. This accomplished duo received the 2004 East Coast Music Award ‘Best Classical Recording’ for a CD of works for violin and piano of Igor Stravinsky, as they continue to champion new music. The concert will take place in Washington and Lee’s Wilson Hall at 8pm on Saturday March 3rd. It is free and open to the public.
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. An avid supporter of new music, Wood has dedicated much of his recording time to include world premieres and to promote music that he feels deserves attention.
Pianist David Riley has received rave reviews throughout the U.S. and Canada, including “Absolutely exquisite technique” (New York Concert Review), “A soloist’s dream, star quality, gifted and sensitive ...” (Billings Gazette). He has extensive experience as a recitalist, frequently performing at many of North America’s most prestigious venues. He has been featured on dozens of radio broadcasts throughout North America, including NPR’s Performance Today and Morning Edition, CBC National Radio, and WQXR and WNYC in New York City. Recent awards include the 2008 Canadian Independent Music Awards “Favourite Classical CD” and “Best Music” at the 2007 Silver Wave Film Festival for performances of Beethoven, Ives, and Kroll on CBC Television.
The concert will include works by composers Matthew Fuerst and Terry Vosbein, both of whom will be in attendance.
A reception follows the performance, offering the audience a chance to meet and greet the performers.
© 2023 Terry Vosbein