The New School announced today that international violin soloist, recording artist, and educator Stefan Jackiw has joined the faculty of Mannes School of Music at the College of Performing Arts.
The recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, Jackiw is one of America’s foremost violinists. With an unusually broad repertoire and a passion as an educator and arts advocate that equals his passion for performing, Jackiw has been hailed for playing that contains "uncommon musical substance” and is “striking for its intelligence and sensitivity” (Boston Globe).
“We are inspired by Stefan’s artistry and abiding interest in education and mentorship. We also happen to think he’s a fine person and have no doubt that Stefan will enrich the Mannes and entire College of Performing Arts community as his work as a faculty member evolves and grows.” said Richard Kessler, Executive Dean College of Performing Arts.
At Mannes, Jackiw will serve on the major lesson faculty in the String Department and will coach chamber ensembles. He will also collaborate with students and faculty across the college in a wide range of special projects, and courses.