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Upcoming Shows

Sun. September 26th 7 - 8:30 doors at 6:15
@  Wardroom, CFB Esquimalt, 1586 Esquimalt Road Esquimalt BC (All Ages)
Township Classics Plays the Trout Quintet Christi Meyers, Joanna Hood, Robert Holliston, Amy Laing, Bruce Meikle $20


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Past Shows

Fri. January 15th 2016
@  Royal BC Museum (All Ages)
Music for Natural History Tina Pearson, George Tzanetakis, Paul Walde, Joanna Hood, Ajtony Csaba, Nathan Friedman, John G Boehme, Julio Lopezhiler, Rachael Wadham, Chris Tooley, Tancha Dirickson, AJ Carson, Geraldine Bulosan, Claire le Nobel, Janet Sit, Alisa Gordaneer
Tue. September 29th 2015
Faculty Concert Series: Snizek, Hood & Mares Joanna Hood (viola), Michelle Mares (piano), Suzanne Snizek (flute)
Sun. September 27th 2015
@  English Inn, 429 Lampson St. Esquimalt BC (All Ages)
Township Classics Gwen Thompson, Joanna Hood, Robert Holliston, Alexandria Le
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Joanna Hood

Active / Available - Confirmed: Oct. 30, 2003 (Awaiting Update)

Classical from Victoria BC
Instruments: Viola details

Contact Details

Anne Elliott Goldschmid

Originally from Seattle, Joanna Hood studied viola with Isadore Tinkleman at the San Francisco and Abraham Skernick at Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington.

Since 1986, Ms. Hood has played with the Lafayette String Quartet, which she co-founded. As artist-in-residence at the University of Victoria, in Victoria, BC, she teaches viola and chamber music. She performs with Victoria’s Gagliano Ensemble, as well as the Loma Mar Quartet and Orchestra of St. Luke’s (both in New York City).
Ms. Hood has been a committed teacher since 1983, when she was associate instructor at Indiana University. In 1986, she taught viola at the Institute of Music and Dance, in Detroit, Michigan, and served as artist-in-residence at Oakland University, in Rochester, Michigan.
Ms. Hood performs with the Loma Mar Quartet based in New York. She helped found the group in 1997, for the Bard Music Festival (when a classical quartet was needed). Since then, they have collaborated with Sir Paul McCartney in a performance, and a recording of his music, titled "Working Classical" (on the EMI label), and A Garland for Linda (Selections) also on the EMI label. Also along with the other members of the Loma Mar Quartet she has been principal viola with the Lincoln Center Jazz orchestra, as well as making a recording with Jazz singer Claudia Acuńa.
With pianist Karen Enns she has performed recitals in Canada and the United States, and has commissioned works for the viola by Murray Adaskin, Al Hood and Justin Haynes.
Throughout her career, along with concerts in Canada, the US and abroad, Ms. Hood has broadcast for CBC and NPR, and other radio stations, worldwide. She has also participated in the Spoleto Festival, Olympic Music Festival, the Adam New Zealand Chamber Music Festival, and the Caramoor International Festival (with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s), among others.
She plays on an English viola made in 1754 by Edmund Areaton.

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Available for paid gigs


Listing last updated/confirmed Oct. 30, 2003