Jessica Linnebach


Canadian violinist of German and Lebanese ancestry, Jessica Linnebach, has established herself as an accomplished artist with a thriving multi-faceted career encompassing solo, chamber, and orchestral performances.

Known for her “burnt caramel sound, utterly fearless virtuosity…and romantic lyricism” (Artsfile), Jessica has performed as soloist with orchestras around the world. Highlights include performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO), Sao Paolo State Symphony, and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

Jessica is a member of the Ironwood String Quartet formed in 2014. The ensemble offers audiences a vast range of listening experiences, seamlessly navigating genres from classical to avant-garde to folk. As part of a commitment to reaching broader audiences, Jessica is the Artistic Director of the ‘Classical Unbound Festival’, a chamber music festival in Prince Edward County, Ontario.

Jessica resides in Ottawa where she has held the position of Associate Concertmaster with Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO) since 2010. A natural leader, Jessica has performed numerous times as guest Concertmaster with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and the Buffalo Philharmonic.

Ms. Linnebach plays a circa 1840 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (Guarnerius del Gésu 1737) violin. Her bows are crafted by Ron Forrester and Michael Vann.