Joshua Peters

Joshua Peters began his violin studies at the age of 4, and is currently studying at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Particularly drawn to performing chamber music, he has collaborated with many renowned musicians including Menahem Pressler, Kim Kashkashian, André LaPlante, and members of the Emerson, St. Lawrence and Pacifica quartets. He has also appeared as a soloist with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra on numerous occasions, as concertmaster of the McGill Symphony Orchestra and as a member of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.  

Joshua is dedicated to performing contemporary works and has been coached by and performed works of prominent composers including John Adams and Krzysztof Penderecki. He is the winner of numerous competitions and awards, including the 2015 Eckhardt Gramatte National Music Competition, first prize in the 2014 WMC Doris McClellan Competition, a Sylva Gelber Foundation Award, and support from the Manitoba Arts Council.

 He is currently based in Montreal.

1869 Jean Baptiste Vuillaume violin (with Vuillaume model bow)

This violin of Del Gesù model was made in Paris, France by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume at the zenith of his career. The violin bears the master's signature on the inside upper back, as well as his number and brand stamp. It and the bow that accompanies it are in near mint condition.

  • Loan from: Greg Cook (Guelph, Ontario) 
  • Acquired: 2009 
  • Value: $260,000 (violin), $15,000 (bow)