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Jeanette Jonquil has been the principal clarinetist in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra since 2005. She has performed as guest principal clarinetist with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Cincinnati Symphony.  Before moving to Vancouver, she was the principal clarinetist in the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (South Carolina) where she was first featured as a soloist in her second month with the orchestra. Prior to that, she performed with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in Wellington and was also a member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

For several summers, Ms. Jonquil was the principal clarinetist of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra in Boulder.  She has also performed at the Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival on the Sunshine Coast.  She has attended the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany, Pacific Music Festival in Japan, Spoleto Festival USA, Chautauqua Music Festival in New York and was a fellow at Tanglewood where she was awarded the Gino B. Cioffi Memorial Prize for most outstanding woodwind playing.

Ms. Jonquil is originally from Utica, New York where she began playing the clarinet in her school band program.  She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University and her Master of Music degree from Yale University. Her primary teachers were Russell Dagon and David Shifrin. Some of her other accomplishments include winning the Woolsey Hall Concerto Competition and the Daniel Nyfenger Memorial Prize for Excellence in Woodwind Playing (both at Yale) and winning first prize at the Coleman Chamber Music Competition in Los Angeles.  She has appeared as a soloist with the Yale Philharmonia, Utica Symphony, Charleston Symphony and Vancouver Symphony.

Terence Dawson – Pianist

TERENCE-DAWSON-webEnglish born Canadian pianist Terence Dawson has earned a reputation as one of Vancouver’s most respected musicians. Repeat invitations to give both concerts and master classes across Canada, as well as in the USA, England and Asia affirm his versatility as a performer, dedicated teacher and engaging lecturer. He has appeared as concerto soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, The National Arts Centre Orchestra, CBC Curio Ensemble, and is the collaborator of choice for numerous artists and ensembles. He has recorded nine commercial discs of chamber repertoire, and for CBC radio and television.

This season he has a busy schedule of chamber music performances, and will continue to tour a solo recital program featuring Frederic Rzewski’s De Profundis for speaking pianist, a work he has presented at colleges and universities from coast to coast. Since 1991, Dr. Dawson has taught piano and chamber music at the University of British Columbia School of Music and in 2011 was appointed Chair of the Keyboard Division, succeeding his principal teacher Jane Coop.

Recital Program

Debussy Premiere Rhapsodie
Brahms Sonata in Eb Major op. 120, no 2
  Allegro amabile
  Allegro appassionato
  Andante con moto; Allegro


Poulenc Sonata for clarinet and piano FP 184
  Allegro tristamente
  Allegro con fuoco
Weber Gran Duo Concertant Op. 48
  Allegro con fuoco
  Andante con moto
  Rondo; Allegro

* All concerts will run approximately 90 minutes.