Having thriving solo careers in their own right and being well respected Professors at leading Canadian universities, violinist Jasper Wood, cellist Yegor Dyachkov and pianist David Jalbert came together to form Canada’s elite piano trio Triple Forte. Initially created in late 2003, Triple Forte was an immediate success, performing over 35 concerts in their first active season. This dedicated trio has toured through Newfoundland, the Maritimes, Québec, Ontario, British Columbia and California.
In 2012, the group released its first disc Ravel, Shostakovich, Ives: Piano Trios (published by ATMA) to critical acclamation. They’re young, enthusiastic and wildly talented.
Born in Moncton, New Brunswick in 1974 into a musical family, Jasper Wood (violinist) gave his first musical performance at the age of five. After winning numerous prizes in Canada, the United States, and Europe, Wood then launched into his solo career. He has appeared with several orchestras including Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and the Buffalo symphonies. He also holds two of the most distinguished prizes award by the Canada council for the Arts; the Sylva Gelber Award and the Virginia-Parker Prize.
Moscow born (1978) cellist Yegor Dyachkov, immigrated to Canada in 1988 and went from studying with Aleksandr Fedorchenko to Yuli Turovsky in Montreal and Boris Pergamenschikow in Cologne. After winning the Artist Of The Year Award and the Young Canadian Musician Award in 2000, Dyachkov performed throughout Europe, Asia, Latin American, the United States and Canada. He has appeared with major orchestras around the world and performed at numerous international festivals. An advocate of new music, having premiered works dedicated to him by Jacques Hétu (Sonata), Michael Oesterle (Ironman), Ana Sokolovic (Vez), as well as the late André Prévost (Menuhin: Présence), he was recently invited by Yo-Yo Ma and Sony Music to take part in the Silk Road Project.
Montreal native, David Jalbert (born 1980) took up piano lessons at the age of four but maintains he was neither very interested nor attentive to the discipline of playing. Not until he met Pauline Charron at the age of nine, does he say that he began to study in earnest. He went on to study with André Laplante, Marc Durand and Jerome Lowenthal. He has appeared with many orchestras around the world as guest soloist including the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Bielefelder Philharmoniker and many other. He has been the winner of many national and international awards including, the prestigious Virginia Parker Prize of the Canada Council for the Arts, four Prix Opus awards by the Conseil Québécois de la Musique, and was nominated for three Juno Awards. He has been described as “a virtuoso in the best sense of the word” by La Presse.