Violist Jessica Thompson is a passionate chamber musician who performs regularly throughout the United States and abroad as a member of the Daedalus Quartet. The quartet, Grand Prize winner of the 2001 Banff International String Quartet Competition, is in residence at the University of Pennsylvania. The Daedalus Quartet has premiered works by composers such as Fred Lerdahl, Joan Tower, Richard Wernick, and Lawrence Dillon. In addition to performing with the Daedalus Quartet, Ms. Thompson has toured with Musicians from Marlboro, appears regularly at the Portland (Maine) Chamber Music Festival, and performs often with the East Coast Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Thompson currently teaches at Princeton and Columbia Universities.
BM, Curtis Institute of Music, 2000
Carnegie Hall; Lincoln Center; Kimmel Center, Philadelphia; Gardner Museum, Boston; Library of Congress, Washington DC; Musikverein, Vienna; Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Cite de la Musique, Paris; Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels; Triton Arts Network, Tokyo; Shanghai International Arts Festival; Music Toronto
Martin E. Segal Award (Lincoln Center), 2007; Guarneri Quartet Award (Chamber Music America), 2007