Stefan Jackiw is one of America’s foremost violinists, captivating audiences on both sides of the Atlantic with his poetry, pure sound, and impeccable technique. Hailed for playing of “uncommon musical substance” that is “striking for its intelligence and sensitivity” (Boston Globe) Jackiw has appeared as soloist with the Boston, Chicago, Cleveland and New York Philharmonic Orchestras winning the support of numerous conductors including Andris Nelsons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Sir Andrew Davis, Juraj Valčuha, Yuri Temirkanov, Hannu Lintu, Ludovic Morlot, Philippe Herreweghe, Mario Venzago and Hans Graf.
Since bursting onto the London concert scene with the Philharmonia aged 14 Jackiw has been a frequent visitor to Europe, recently collaborating with the Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Orchestre National d’Ile de France, Helsinki Philharmonic, RTVE Madrid, RAI Turin Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony and returning to the Philharmonia. In March 2014 he gave the world premiere of American composer David Fulmer’s Violin Concerto No 2 “Jubilant Arcs”, written for him and commissioned by the Heidelberg Festival with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie under Matthias Pintscher.
Recent North American performances have included concerts with the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Chicago Symphony Orchestras and at Aspen and Blossom Music Festivals. The New York Times praised his Carnegie Hall performance of Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 2 with the Russian National Orchestra/Kirill Karabits for his “remarkable purity of tone”. Further afield he has toured with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, performed with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and is a well-known soloist in Korea.
In recital Stefan Jackiw has performed at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival with pianist Christoph Eschenbach and at the Louvre in Paris. In America he has given recitals at the Ravinia Festival, Boston Celebrity Series, Kennedy Center Washington, Mostly Mozart Festival and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and at the opening night of Carnegie’s Zankel Hall. As a chamber musician he has collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma, Gil Shaham, Steven Isserlis and regularly works with Jeremy Denk with whom he is currently touring the Ives Violin Sonatas.
Highlights of the 2019/20 season in Europe include reuniting with Jurja Valčuha and the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra to perform Korngold. He brings the Stravinsky Violin Concerto to the Bournemouth Symphony, Slovenian Symphony and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestras as well as returning to the RTÉ National Symphony in Dublin to perform Beethoven under the baton of Leonard Slatkin. In the US he performs with the San Diego Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras and in recital with harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani as well as with his JCT Piano Trio with pianist Conrad Tao and cellist Jay Campbell.
On disc, Jackiw received critical acclaim for his debut recording of Brahms Violin Sonatas with pianist Max Levinson released on Sony: “Jackiw is fantastic…This is now the recording of Brahms’s violin sonatas to have” (Fanfare). He has recorded the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Alan Gilberg, Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan for Decca Gold and the Ives Violin Sonatas with Jeremy Denk for Nonesuch for future release.
Born of Korean/German heritage, Jackiw began studying the violin at the age of 4. His teachers included Zinaida Gilels, Michèle Auclair and Donald Weilerstein and in 2002 he was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.
Stefan Jackiw performs Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor, Hans Graf on 25 and 26 September
Stefan Jackiw is with the Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and conductor Rossen Milanov performing Stravinksy Violin Concerto (12 September)
Stefan Jackiw performs concertos by Mozart and Stravinsky with the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz conducted by Michal Francis on Thursday 4 July as part of the Musikfest Speyer
Jackiw will perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto No 3 and the Nordic Premiere of Fulmer’s Violin Concerto with Tapiola Sinfonietta this week.
This week, Stefan Jackiw travels to Helsinki to perform Korngold’s Violin Concerto with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Karl-Heinz Steffens.
This week sees Stefan Jackiw travelling to Italy to perform Korngold's Violin Concerto in D with the Orchestra del Teatro San Carlo in Naples
This week, Stefan Jackiw performs the Korngold Violin Concerto with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in three concerts across the UK.
On 16 & 17 November, Carlos Kalmar conducts the Lahti Symphony Orchestra in Lahti and Hämeenlinna with violinist Stefan Jackiw performing Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 2
Stefan Jackiw travels to Germany for two concerts with the Munich Chamber Orchestra on Saturday 15 and Wednesday 19 July