September 1, 2011

Stefan's 2011-12 Season Preview

Following a successful summer during which he was praised for his "liquid tone, phenomenal technique and intelligent musicianship" at the Aspen Music Festival and his "technically flawless" (Columbus Dispatch) season-opening performance of the Beethoven concerto with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Stefan Jackiw's stellar season continues in November at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra under conductor Christoph Koenig in a performance of the Mendelssohn violin concerto. When Jackiw played Mendelssohn with the Baltimore Symphony and Marin Alsop in 2010, theBaltimore Sun wrote that the "radiant quality of Jackiw's playing provided consistent pleasure throughout the work." Other season highlights include debut engagements with the Rotterdam Philharmonic and music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under Nicholas McGegan, a return to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and recitals at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and Chicago's Orchestra Hall with pianist Jeremy Denk.