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.
Julia is a sought-after orchestra leader, and for this concert she will lead Victoria Baroque in a journey of exquisite, imaginative, and unique Baroque works, taking listeners through riveting musical depictions of soldiers on the battlefield, dance-driven and hauntingly beautiful instrumental suites, and a mesmerizing and thought-provoking work, “White Man’s Cattle” by Indigenous composer, Cris Derksen.
“Her performance exude humanity… Both Biber’s music and Wedman’s performances are inspirational.” – Gramophone 2011
Julia Wedman and Victoria Baroque
Friday, November 11, 2022 2:00 pm
All Saints by-the-Sea Anglican Church
110 Park Drive, Salt Spring Island
Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (1665-1729): Overture from Céphale et Procris
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704): Battalia C 61
Vanessa Chartrand-Rodrigue: Battalia (2021)
Henry Purcell: Dance Suite from King Arthur
Cris Derksen: White Man’s Cattle (2018)
Henry Purcell: Pavane & Chacony