November 1, 2010

Stefan gives "radiant performance" of Mendelssohn with Baltimore Symphony

In October, Stefan Jackiw reunited with the Baltimore Symphony and conductor Marin Alsop in Mendelssohn's violin concerto. Tim Smith, music critic of the Baltimore Sun, raved that Stefan gave an "exquisite performance. The radiant quality of Jackiw's playing provided consistent pleasure. I'm still impressed with the purity and sweetness of his tone - he knows how to make a violin "sing" naturally, eloquently - and his unaffected way of sculpting a phrase" (read the review). The Washington Post reported, "he has an appealing hyper-sensitive performing style, moving in a kind of unconscious reverie, the passage-work glistened with precision."