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New video! Stefan plays Korngold

The RTVE Symphony Madrid has released a video of Stefan's performance of the Korngold Violin Concerto under Carlos Kalmar from November, 2012. Watch it here.

Stefan closes 12-13 season at the Concertgebouw and in Korea

In June 2013, Stefan appears at the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago, performing Mozart's Turkish Violin Concerto under Carlos Kalmar. He then makes his debut at Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, playing with the Netherlands Philarmonic and Louis Langrée. At the end of the month, Stefan finishes up his season in Korea, appearing on tour with the Royal Philharmonic, conducted by Charles Dutoit. 

Stefan receives rave review from Boston Globe

Last week, Stefan reunited with conductor Benjamin Zander and the Boston Philharmonic in Prokofiev's second violin concerto. Boston Globe music critic Jeremy Eichler wrote, "it took all of one phrase to realize we were in for a performance of uncommon musical substance. Jackiw naturally has all the requisite virtuosity and technical firepower one would expect from a young soloist these days, but in Saturday’s strikingly self-possessed appearance, he placed technique at the service of a notably refined sense of artistry. After a first movement of intense lyricism and introspection, he caught the ear at the outset of the Andante with the subtlety of his coloristic imagination: The tone was distant and veiled yet glowing from its core. The utter seriousness and conviction behind Jackiw’s approach here dispelled the whiff of sentimentality that can sometimes detract from this movement. Prokofiev’s whirling finale followed with impressive bite and adrenaline. Jackiw may still be young but it’s clear he has thought more deeply than many of his peers about an essential koan of interpretation: how to wed genuine devotion to a composer’s vision with playing of interior participation and personal freedom" (read full review here). 

Stefan in Washington D.C., Atlanta, and Chicago

Coming off his recent successful debut with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra under Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Stefan heads to Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center for a recital with pianist Anna Polonsky on May 5. The concert - presented by the Washington Performing Arts Society - features works by Stravinsky, Brahms, Strauss as well as the world premiere of l'Arc de Suspension by ASCAP Award winner David Fulmer. On May 24, 25, and 26, Jackiw will take his unique approach of Bruch's Scottish Fantasy to Atlanta, making his debut at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under Nicholas McGegan.

Chicago gets a chance to hear this rising star when Stefan joins American pianist Jeremy Denk at Chicago's Symphony Center in The Collaborative Pianist - an innovative recital exploring the role of a collaborative pianist. Later that week, Jackiw returns to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in two performances (June 7 & 8) of Beethoven's "Triple" Concerto, with cellist Pavel Gomziakov, pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout and conductor Trevor Pinnock.

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