Jacques Forestier Canada, 13, Junior

13-year-old Jacques Forestier began studying the violin at the age of two at Alberta College Conservatory of Music in Edmonton, Canada. Jacques is currently studying with distinguished teacher Bill Van der Sloot in the Honours Academy for Gifted Youth at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Canada. Jacques has had the great opportunity to also study with world-class guest artists including Ida Kavafian, Andres Cardenes, Midori Goto, and Pinchas Zukerman. Making his orchestral debut at 11 years of age with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Jacques has since gone on to perform with many orchestras and ensembles.

“Being chosen to participate in the Menuhin Competition in Geneva, I have so many emotions. I have aspired to compete in this Competition ever since I was 8 years old. I would listen to competitors and winners of past years and be so motivated and inspired. It is such an honour to be going to such a wonderful city to meet other incredible students, artists and teachers.”


13 April
3.20pm - 3.45pm
Junior First Round


Junior First Round
  • J.S. Bach Sonata No. 3 BWV 1016, movements 1+2
  • Wieniawski Etude-Caprice, Op.18, No. 2
  • - Freestyle improvisation
  • Svendsen Romance Op. 26