Stefan Jackiw Plays Mendelssohn
"This American-born violinist gave a performance of the Mendelssohn E Minor Violin Concerto that was truly sensational, showing a talent and maturity that belied his years."
Julian GRANT / 五代同堂 (Five Generations, One House)*
MENDELSSOHN / Violin Concerto in E Minor
BEETHOVEN / Symphony No. 2 - Celebrating 250 years of Beethoven!
- Julian Grant, who now resides in Princeton, composed Five Generations, One House while living in Beijing. This suite of five short pieces originated with a piece that Grant wrote for the yang-qin, or butterfly harp, named for its distinctive shape.
- Violinist Stefan Jackiw’s playing has been described as “striking for its intelligence and sensitivity.” His performances of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto are a must-hear.
- The PSO marks Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a rousing performance of his second symphony.
Stefan Jackiw is one of America’s foremost violinists, captivating audiences with playing that combines poetry and purity with an 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, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco symphony orchestras, among others.
In recital, Jackiw performs the complete Ives Violin Sonatas with Jeremy Denk at the Tanglewood Festival, ahead of their upcoming recording of the works for Nonesuch Records. He also joins the acclaimed pianist alongside Benjamin Beilman, and Pamela Frank, in performances of the Mozart Violin Sonatas both at Carnegie Hall and Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. Jackiw will also appear in recital with Conrad Tao playing works by Stravinsky, Lutoslawski, Saariaho, and Brahms.