December 1, 2009

December 2009: Artists to Watch

“The only question with this artist is how high he might climb,” wrote Pittsburgh Post-Gazette critic Andrew Druckenbrod of Stefan Jackiw’s Pittsburgh Symphony debut playing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 last month with conductor Andris Nelsons. “He has a light but ravishing tone and a bow arm that made even the fastest runs flow like liquid.”  Read Article

The 24-year-old violinist followed November concerto appearances in Connecticut, Oregon and Pennsylvania with a residency in Utica at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute that included appearances at local high schools. Watch for Stefan in Symphony magazine’s January/February emerging artists issue in a feature on young soloists who are big on outreach.