Violist Jessica Thompson is an accomplished and versatile performer who has appeared throughout the US and abroad. A passionate chamber musician, she spent several summers at the Marlboro Music Festival and has toured with Musicians from Marlboro.

While a student at the Curtis Institute, she was a founding member of the Grancino Quartet and participated in Isaac Stern’s International Chamber Music Encounters in Jerusalem. As a result she was chosen for the singular honor of performing at the Isaac Stern Memorial Concert at Carnegie Hall in 2001. 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.

Ms. Thompson has appeared as soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra and in recital in cities such as Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and Washington, DC. In 2004 she was invited to perform at the International Viola Congress on a program of works by American women composers. Her principal teachers have been Karen Tuttle, Korey Konkol, and Alice

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