The Sound of Julia Wedman
Violinist Julia Wedman 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 also a member of I Furiosi Baroque Ensemble and the Eybler String Quartet, who are getting rave reviews for their newly released recordings of Beethoven’s Op. 18. Her debut CD of Heinrich Biber's Mystery Sonatas is available online or at concerts.
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 14, "The Assumption of Mary into Heaven"
"Wedman has approached Biber's music like a true pilgrim, interpreting key moments in the life of Christ thoughtfully, vividly and with evident personal humility and warmth. Her performance exude humanity and have about them a radiance that somehow transcends the sound of her lovely 1694 instrument...Both Biber's music and Wedman's performances are inspirational." - Gramophone 2011
“I was obliged to be industrious; whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well. That which I have achieved by industry and practice, anyone else with tolerable natural gift and ability can also achieve...One can do anything if only one really wishes to, and if one industriously strives to convert natural abilities, by untiring zeal, into perfected skills."