Jacques Lee Wood

Resident Artist (Cello)
Phone: (603) 862-2404

Paul Creative Arts Center
30 Academic Way
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824

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Cellist Jacques Lee Wood has performed around the world as a solo artist, chamber, and orchestral musician. His activities as a performer reflects a varied and broad range of interests.  Historical performance on period instruments, commissioning new works for both modern and baroque cello, improvisation that incorporates live electronics, and composing his own material are just a few of the areas he explores in his creative scope. Dr. Wood is a founding member of StringLab, a duo with guitarist Simon Powis that produces original arrangements and compositions, Boston-based Antico Moderno, a period chamber ensemble that commissions new works for period instruments, and the NYC-based bluegrass band Cathedral Parkway where he adopts a multi-faceted role as a vocalist, mandolin, banjo, and cello player. An avid chamber musician and orchestral musician, Wood is a member of the Pedroia String Quartet and recently appointed principal cello of the Cape Symphony.  He is a frequent guest artist with A Far Cry, House of Time, Yale Schola Cantorum, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Bachsolisten Seoul, Bach Collegium Japan, Juilliard 415, Firebird Ensemble, and the Handel and Haydn Society. A recognized pedagogue, Wood is an Artist-in-Residence at the University of New Hampshire and holds faculty positions at Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra (Intensive Community Program) and Milton Academy.  He has held residencies at Yale University, University of Ulsan, Tufts University, and  the Boston  Conservatory. Wood is currently on the faculty of the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (Yale Summer School), Summer Youth Music School (University of New Hampshire), and is a frequent guest artist at the Great Mountains Festival (South Korea), Korea Strings Research Institute, Bari International Music Festival, Banff Centre, Avaloch Farm, Aston Magna, and the Manchester Summer Chamber Music Festival.  As a recording artist, Wood has released recordings on the Hyperion and Navona labels, and is currently recording a new album with the Pedroia Quartet for Naxos/Navona Records.  Dr. Wood completed his BM at the New England Conservatory of Music under Laurence Lesser, and holds a MM and DMA from Yale University, where he studied with Aldo Parisot.


B.M., New England Conservatory of Music, 2002
M.M., Yale University, 2008
M.M.A., ibid., 2010
D.M.A., ibid., 2016

Courses Taught

MUSI 548: Violoncello
MUSI 748: Violoncello
MUSI 848: Cello