Jennifer Thiessen

  • Austin (Manitoba, Canada), 1978
  • Performer (viola) • Improviser

Violist Jennifer Thiessen cultivates a particular interest in classical and contemporary chamber music, improvised music and historically inspired performance practice. From 2007 to 2012, she toured extensively with the dance company La La La Human Steps, performing music by Gavin Bryars and David Lang in the productions Amjad and New Work. In 2010, she commissioned and premiered Defòra fai sinhes lo firmament by Isaiah Ceccarelli for viola and voices. Jennifer has worked closely with such composers as Michael Matthews, Alexandra Fol, Brian Harman, Matthew Ricketts and Géraldine Eguiluz. She has performed and recorded with such ensembles as: Ensemble Caprice, Ensemble Allogène, Quatuor Franz-Joseph, Ensemble Appassionata and Les Violons du Roy as well as such symphony orchestras as l’Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières and l’Orchestre des grands ballets canadiens de Montréal. She is featured on Joe Silva’s soundtrack to the film Black Field, has performed with Martha Wainwright and Sarah Slean, and can be heard on recordings by Michel F Côté and Antoine Berthiaume. Originally from Manitoba, she earned a Bachelor of Music from the University of Ottawa and a Master of Music from Université de Montréal.

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Events

Live pictures

  • Ensemble SuperMusique (ESM) / Also pictured: Émilie Girard-Charest, Preston Beebe, Joane Hétu, Jennifer Thiessen, Danielle Palardy Roger / Ensemble SuperMusique: Le fleuve, Amphithéâtre – Le Gesù, Montréal (Québec) [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), April 8, 2021]
  • Jennifer Thiessen & Ida Toninato during the Le cabaret qui ruisselle concert, as part of the Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques 2021 festival. [Photograph: Jérôme Bertrand, Montréal (Québec), February 24, 2021]
  • Nicolas Caloia, Maya Kuroki, Jennifer Thiessen / 6: Terri Hron revisite Justine (1990) [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), February 8, 2021]
  • Terri Hron, David Cronkite, Daniel Áñez, Nicolas Caloia, Maya Kuroki, Jennifer Thiessen / 6: Terri Hron revisite Justine (1990) [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), February 8, 2021]
  • Terri Hron, David Cronkite, Daniel Áñez, Nicolas Caloia, Maya Kuroki, Jennifer Thiessen / 6: Terri Hron revisite Justine (1990) [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), February 8, 2021]
  • Ensemble SuperMusique (ESM) / Also pictured: Elizabeth Millar, Bernard Falaise, Jennifer Thiessen, Franz Hautzinger, Geneviève Liboiron, Michel F Côté, Scott Thomson, Danielle Palardy Roger, Craig Pedersen, Cléo Palacio-Quintin, Vergil Sharkya’, Isabelle Duthoit, Jean Derome, Joane Hétu / Ensemble SuperMusique: Carrefour giratoire — Atelier public avec gestuelle de direction, La Sala Rossa, Montréal (Québec) [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), April 29, 2018]
  • Ensemble SuperMusique (ESM) during the public workshop, under the direction of Jean Derome [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), May 7, 2017]
  • Ensemble SuperMusique (ESM), during the public workshop, plays the piece Collision conducted by Danielle Palardy Roger [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), May 7, 2017]
  • Ensemble SuperMusique (ESM), during the public workshop, plays the piece Les états conducted by Joane Hétu [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), May 7, 2017]
  • Ensemble SuperMusique (ESM) during the public workshop [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), May 7, 2017]