About this project
Clarinettist Cathy Wood is an established performer, educator, and advocate of Canadian music. She has been a featured guest artist at festivals across the globe including the International Clarinet Association ClarinetFests, Nordic Music Days in the Faroe Islands, and a recent tour in Armenia and Georgia in celebration of the anniversary of their diplomatic relations with Canada. An enthusiast of new 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, Cathy has commissioned and performed music for Eb and D clarinets throughout the world.
A sought-after clinician and adjudicator, Dr. Wood has served on many international competition juries. She adjudicated the inaugural International Mozart Clarinet Competition in 2011 at the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music (where she heard seventy performances of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto in one day!).
Cathy Wood is a Buffet Crampon and Vandoren Paris artist. She performs regularly with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the Brandon Chamber Players, and with Victoria Sparks in their percussion and clarinet duo Viðarneisti. She is on faculty at Brandon University and is the President-Elect for the International Clarinet Association.