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Jessi ThompsonViolist 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 and resident quartet at Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society Two from 2005-07, is currently in residence at the University of Pennsylvania.  As a member of Daedalus, Ms. Thompson has premiered works by such composers as Fred Lerdahl, Joan Tower, Richard Wernick, and Vivian Fung.  Ms. Thompson has also toured with Musicians from Marlboro and has performed at numerous festivals, including the Portland Chamber Music Festival, the Halcyon Music Festival (Portsmouth, NH), the Newport Music Festival, and the Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival.  She performs often as a member of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra.

Ms. Thompson has appeared as a soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra and in recitals in cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and Washington, DC.   She currently teaches at Princeton and Columbia Universities.  She is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Karen Tuttle.

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