Canadian violinist JACQUES FORESTIER has delighted audiences in concert halls across North America, Europe, and Asia. Hailed by CBC Music as one of the “Top 30 Hot Classical Musicians Under 30”,  Jacques began his studies at the age of two under the instruction of his mother and currently holds the Thomas D. Watkins Fellowship at the Curtis Institute of Music studying with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Pamela Frank as well as Itzhak Perlman at the Perlman Music Program. A top prize winner at the Stulberg International Strings Competition, the Irving M. Klein International Strings Competition, the Johansen International Competition, the Shean Strings Competition, and the OSM Manulife Competition, among others, Jacques made his solo début with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and Bill Eddins at the age of 11 and has since gone on to perform with orchestras and ensembles internationally. Jacques is grateful for the support of many including the Anne Burrows & Edmonton Community Foundations for their generosity in supporting his education. 

About our Rising Stars
ChamberFest Cleveland’s Rising Stars are recognized for their extraordinary talent. They are invited to deepen their connection to the art of chamber music by immersing themselves in the festival, rehearsing side by side with the leading chamber musicians of our time, and performing in a professional concert setting for discerning audiences and critics alike.