Jeremy Thompson was born in Dipper Harbour, a small fishing village in New Brunswick, Canada. Dr. Thompson furthered his studies at McGill University in Montreal, studying with Marina Mdivani who was herself a student of Emil Gilels. Thompson was honored with two of Canada’s most prestigious doctoral fellowships to pursue his doctoral studies and in 2005, he earned a Doctorate of Music in Piano Performance.
Dr. Thompson has performed to universal acclaim in recital and concerto settings throughout North America. He has performed concertos with the Saint Petersburg State Academic Orchestra, the Saratov Philharmonic Orchestra, the Georgian National Orchestra, and the McGill Symphony Orchestra as well as appearing extensively in recital performances including a Debut Atlantic tour of Eastern Canada and three trips to the former Soviet Union. Recent performances include performances with the North Carolina Symphony, Montreal Chamber Orchestra, Symphony New Brunswick and the Western Piedmont Symphony Orchestra as well as recitals in Montreal, Philadelphia, Reading, Hamilton, Potsdam, Louisville, Raleigh, Greensboro and Winston-Salem. He regularly presents masterclasses and is a passionate teacher focusing on a relaxed and fluid technique and developing self-expression. He is also in high demand as a collaborative pianist. He is comfortable in music from all eras, yet specializes in highly virtuosic repertoire.
Dr. Thompson also studied the organ with Dr. John Grew at McGill University and is currently a concertizing organist and the Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, VA.
Dr. Thompson has a personal interest in championing the works of Canada’s major composers such as Brian Cherney, Jose Evangelista, and Jean Papineau-Couture. He recently released a recording of Piano Music from Quebec on the McGill label. He plans to release two recordings this year, a recording of piano music by Scriabin to mark the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death and an organ recording to mark the 20th anniversary of the Casavant organ at First Presbyterian Church, Charlottesville.