Music at Mount Pleasant

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. — Concert 8 Violin Duos featuring Jennifer Murphy & Terri Croft

Jennifer Murphy, violin
Terri Croft, violin

Jean-Marie LeClair                   Sonata for Two Violins in A major, Op. 3, no. 2
                                             Sarabanda largo

Sergei Prokofiev                      Sonata for Two Violins in C Major, Op. 56
                                             Andante cantabile
                                             Commodo (quasi allegretto)
                                             Allegro con brio

Jean-Marie LeClair                   Sonata for Two Violins in E minor, Op. 3, no. 5
                                             Allegro ma poco
                                             Gavotte, Andante gracioso

Bela Bartok                             Selections from 44 Duos for Two Violins, Sz. 98, BB. 104
                                             Teasing Song                                           
                                             Maypole Song
                                             15. Soldier’s Song
                                             16. Burlesque
                                             19. Fairy Tale
                                             20. A Rhythm Song
                                             22. Mosquito Dance
                                             35. Ruthenian Kolomejka
                                             36. Bagpipes + Variation
                                             37. Prelude and Canon
                                             38. Romanian Whirling Dance
                                             41. Scherzo


Jennifer Murphy, violin-Irish violinist Jennifer Murphy has performed in the Barbican Centre, London, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, and the National Concert Hall, Ireland, and has had performances aired on BBC Radio (UK) and CBC (Canada). Recent solo engagements include a performance of the Korngold Violin Concerto conducted by Bramwell Tovey in Koerner Hall, Toronto, and Chausson’s Poeme with the RTÉ National Concert Orchestra, Ireland.

Jennifer regularly performs in solo and chamber music recitals in Europe and North America, and has collaborated with David Geringas, Barry Shiffman, Ernst Kovacic,

Steven Dann and Marc Ryser. She has appeared as a guest artist with the Art of Time Ensemble and the Amici Chamber Ensemble, Toronto, and has performed works by Osvaldo Golijov and Hauschka, in collaboration with the composers. Summer festival performances include the Music by the Sea Festival, the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Domaine Forget Chamber Music Festival, and the Banff Centre Masterclasses, where she was a soloist in a performance of Schnittke Concerto Grosso No.1 alongside violinist Boson Mo and conductor Joel Sachs.

Jennifer was a 2016-2017 Rebanks Family Fellow of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, London, in 2014, where she was awarded a Master of Arts in Violin Performance with distinction, along with the prestigious Dip. RAM accolade. She also holds degrees from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, and the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto.

Terri Croft, violin - Toronto-based violinist Terri Croft has been performing for audiences across North America since her beginnings as a fiddle prodigy in New Brunswick. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Dalhousie University, and a Master of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music. Her main teachers were Paul Kantor, Jaime Laredo, Barry Shiffman and Philippe Djokic. Chamber music is her passion, and for the past three years, she has been a member of the Resident Quartet at the National Arts Centre’s Young Artist Program. In 2015, she was a member of winning groups in both the duo and ensemble categories at the Glenn Gould School Chamber Music Competition. As a freelance musician, she is frequently invited to play with such orchestras as the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, and various orchestras around Toronto. She still plays fiddle music, and in 2014 won the Northern Ontario Fiddle Championship. She produces and performs multi-style concerts with her musical partner, blind pianist Shelby Murray, as often as possible. She is a dedicated teacher to her small private violin and fiddle studio in Toronto.