Rave reviews of Stefan's Korngold last week in Fort Worth! The Dallas Morning News reported: "this was an intensely committed and brilliantly executed performance, the violin’s first entrance in the slow movement of heart-stopping beauty." The Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "From the first notes, he proved to be everything we expected and more. Jackiw's clean technical prowess tosses off virtuoso passages with flair; it is his gorgeous lyrical playing that impressed the most."
A few highlights of Stefan's upcoming 2015-2016 season were recently announced. Stefan will embark on a multi-city tour with the Russian National Orchestra under Mikhail Pletnev, which will include his Carnegie Hall debut. Earlier in the season, Stefan will join acclaimed pianist Jeremy Denk and New York Polyphony for a special project at New York City's 92nd Street Y and at the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. In Europe, Stefan will make his debut at Berlin's Konzerthaus and returns to Amsterdam's Concertgebouw with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic. And in Asia, Stefan appears for the first time with the Tokyo Symphony at Suntory Hall under the direction of Krzysztof Urbanski, and returns to the Seoul Philharmonic under Mario Venzago. Stay tuned for more details on Stefan's upcoming season.
Here is a new video of Stefan's performance, from November 2014, of Bruch's Scottish Fantasy with Sinfónica de Galicia under conductor Rumon Gamba.
Stefan has been included on two notable "Best of 2014" year-end lists. Jeremy Eichler, music critic of the Boston Globe, selected Stefan's performance of Brahms' D minor sonata as one of his "ten memorable moments from 2014." Andrew Patner of the Chicago Sun Times listed Stefan's appearance at the Grant Park Music Festival on his "Best of 2014."