Tom Wiebe

Associate Professor
Office: MB 319
Phone: (519) 661-2111 x86987

Cellist Thomas Wiebe has been heard by audiences and on radio broadcasts throughout North America and Europe. Mr. Wiebe regularly performs as a soloist and chamber musician, including with the GRAMMY-nominated ARC Ensemble, whose recent, pre-COVID schedule has included appearances at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Rome’s Salla Sinopoli, and Los Angeles’s Schoenberg Hall. Mr. Wiebe also performs with London’s own Rebelheart Ensemble, and other leading artists.

Mr. Wiebe’s most recent disc release with ARC features the chamber music of Alberto Hemsi on the Chandos label, and includes the world-premiere recording of Hemsi’s Greek Nuptial Dances for cello and piano. Mr. Wiebe’s recording of the chamber works of Omar Daniel will soon be released on Centrediscs.

Mr. Wiebe has performed on numerous occasions as a guest artist with Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra London Canada. He has also been soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra at Lincoln Center in New York, and with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. He has recorded for the Chandos, CBC, Centrediscs, Doremi and Bowl labels.

Thomas Wiebe studied cello in his native Winnipeg with Julie Banton. He later studied at the Eastman School of Music with Robert Sylvester and Steven Doane, and at Yale University and the Juilliard School with Aldo Parisot. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale.

Mr. Wiebe is Associate Professor of Violoncello at the Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University in London, and teaches in the summers at le Domaine Forget International Summer Music Academy in St-Irénée, Québec.

Recent Performances and Recordings

With Kevin Ahfat, piano
From ARC Ensemble/Chamber Works by Alberto Hemsi/Chandos
Alberto Hemsi, Greek Nuptial Dances, op. 37b (world-premiere recording)
I. In Honour of the Mother-in-law

II. In Honour of the Bride

III. In Honour of the Godfather

Alberto Hemsi, Méditation, op. 16

With Andrew Burashko, piano
Live Performance, Enwave Theatre, Toronto
Beethoven Sonata in A, op. 69 Scherzo

With Marie Bérard, violin; Kevin Ahfat, piano
From ARC Ensemble/Chamber Works by Dmitri Klebanov/Chandos
Dimitri Klebanov Trio No.2, Allegro moderato (world-premiere recording)


Domaine Forget International Music and Dance Academy 2023, summer cello sessions: