Joan Blackman, Associate Concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony, enjoys a vibrant musical life in our community. Besides playing in the orchestra, she is sought after as a first class chamber musician in North America.
She is also an active teacher, giving master classes throughout B.C. Joan has performed and recorded as soloist with Vancouver Symphony, Victoria Symphony, CBC Radio Orchestra, and the Banff Festival Orchestra.
\"Shapelier phrases and sweeter tone would be hard to imagine,\" \"a ravishing tone,\" \"first rate soloist,\" \"exchanged lines meltingly in a flawless performance,\" \"playing with lyricism, precision, and evident joy;\" are accolades that have graced Joan's reviews. Zach Carstensen of Seattle's Gathering Note writes\" Your heart would need to be made of stone not to have loved Joan Blackman's splendid solo.\"
As Artistic Director of the Vetta Chamber Music and Recital Society, she programs and performs with the best of BC talent along with invited guests from afar. She is also a member of the acclaimed American String Project, which brings together concertmasters and soloists throughout North America. Joan has performed at several summer festivals including the Hornby Island and Pender Harbour Chamber Music festival.