Jessica Thompson


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 Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania.  In addition, the quartet received the 2007 Martin Segal Award and the 2007 Guarneri Quartet Award, and was the Chamber Music Society Two quartet-in-residence at Lincoln Center from 2005-2007.

Ms. Thompson has performed at numerous festivals, including Aspen, Taos, Marlboro, and the Portland and Charlottesville Chamber Music Festivals, and has toured with Musicians from Marlboro.  She has also performed as a member of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra. 

Ms. Thompson has appeared as soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra and in recital in cities such as Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and Washington, DC.  Before joining the Daedalus Quartet, Ms. Thompson was a member of the Chester String Quartet, resident ensemble at Indiana University South Bend, where she served as Associate Professor of Viola.  She currently teaches at Princeton and Columbia Universities.  She is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Karen Tuttle.

String Quartet #1, Benjamin Britten: IV: Molto Vivace