Violinist Julia Wedman (juliawedman.com) grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. After studies at UWO, Indiana University, and the University of Toronto, she joined the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra in 2005 and quickly developed a reputation for her solo performances with the group. In addition to being featured regularly on the group's home series in Toronto, Julia has performed solos on tours in Canada, the US, Germany, France, Mexico, Puerto Rico, China, Korea, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. She is a member of I FURIOSI and the Eybler String Quartet, whose discography includes music of Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven, as well as rarely heard gems by Franz Aspylmayr and Vanhal. Her debut CD of Heinrich Biber's Mystery Sonatas is available online or at concerts.
Performance highlights include guest concertmaster/solo debuts with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (London) and the Orchestra of the 18th Century (Amsterdam), as well as Eybler Quartet’s work on faculty of the groundbreaking summer progam at the Banff Centre for the Arts, EQ: Evolution of the String Quartet, with the Parker and JACK Quartets. Julia has been focusing intensively on the performance of J.S. Bach’s music with the Toronto Bach Festival, and L’Harmonie des Saisons (Montreal), with whom she will be featured on an upcoming recording of Bach concerti. Julia is working on film projects of Bach’s solo violin music in collaboration with the fantastically expressive dancer Brian Solomon for the Gallery Players of Niagara and the IMAGINE Project at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Arts in Kingston.
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Music Director of Tafelmusik (1981 to 2014), Jeanne Lamon was praised for her virtuosity and strong musical leadership.