Jacques Forestier, violin

Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Meet Jacques

Jacques performs on Show 421

Jacques Forestier(violin), 17, is hailed by CBC Music as one of the “Top 30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30.” He began playing the violin at the age of two, and has since delighted audiences around North America, Europe, and Asia. Presently a student of Patinka Kopec, Jacques is also a student of Itzhak Perlman, Li Lin, and Catherine Cho at the Perlman Music Program and will be attending the Curtis Institute of Music in fall 2022. Jacques has performed as a soloist with orchestras on multiple continents making his orchestral début with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the age of 11. Jacques is a laureate of many national and international competitions -most recently, 1st Prize at the 2021 International Shean Strings Competition and 3rd Prize at the 2022Johansen International Competition. In March 2015, Jacques was invited to perform as a soloist at Carnegie Hall. In May 2019, Jacques toured Asia with the award-winning European ensemble –LGT Young Soloists. Jacques is grateful for the support of many and would like to extend his gratitude to the Edmonton Community Foundation, Mount-Royal University Conservatory of Music, and the Perlman Music Program.

Listen to Jacques

Show 421
Excerpt from Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47, Allegro Moderato by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)