June 19, 2014

Boston Globe raves about Stefan's recital at Rockport

Stefan's recent recital with pianist Anna Polonsky at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival earned a stellar review from Jeremy Eichler of the Boston Globe. "Recitals can sometimes be too much about the recitalist. Or to put it another way, the most technically brilliant soloists sometimes convey the limits of their own art by rendering a program of wonderfully distinct works with an oppressive air of sameness. But what was special on Saturday were the paradoxical ways in which music-making of real self-possession and interiority was placed at the service of fantasy and imagination. Each work was allowed to live and breathe on its own terms, with Jackiw and Polonsky creating four strikingly individualized worlds of tone, color, and expression."