Catherine Wood, clarinet
Clarinetist Catherine Wood has established herself internationally as a performer, educator, and advocate of Canadian music. She has been featured as a guest artist at festivals including the International Clarinet Association ClarinetFests, Blueridge Chamber Music Festival, and the Núna Iceland Canada Art Convergence. An enthusiast of contemporary music, Wood has commissioned and premiered numerous works at festivals that celebrate new music, including the Winnipeg New Music Festival and Iceland’s Dark Music Days. A proponent of the piccolo clarinets, Catherine has commissioned works for both E-Flat and D clarinets. She has performed piccolo clarinet recitals across the globe.
A sought-after clinician and adjudicator, Dr. Wood has worked extensively with students in Canada and has served on international competition juries. She has judged several ICA Young Artist Competitions and was invited to China in 2011 to adjudicate the inaugural International Mozart Clarinet Competition at the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music (where she heard seventy performances of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto in one day!).
Wood performs with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra and is on faculty at Brandon University. She serves as Chair of North America for the International Clarinet Association.