Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano
Lithuanian pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute’s powerfully and intricately crafted performances have earned her critical acclaim throughout the US and Europe. Her ability to communicate the essential substance of a work has led critics to describe her as possessing ‘razor-sharp intelligence and wit’ (The Washington Post) and as ‘an artist of commanding technique, refined temperament and persuasive insight’ (The New York Times). In 2006, she was honored as a recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship.
Labor Records released Ieva’s Alban Berg Tribute CD in 2010. The New York Times described her as “an authoritative and compelling guide throughout this fascinating disc.” Ieva has recently given solo recitals in New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, DC, Vilnius, and in Toulouse, France. Over the last seasons, Ieva also made her Chicago Symphony debut and her orchestral debut in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ieva’s piano trio—Trio Cavatina—won the 2009 Naumburg International Chamber Music Competition and made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2010.
Most recently, Ieva released her latest recording: Returning Paths: solo piano works by Janacek and Suk on the CAG label—an exploration of highly intimate and autobiographical works by the two Czech masters. In March of last year, Ieva performed works for 4-hands and two pianos by Debussy and Ravel with Richard Goode at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall. In May, Ieva gave premieres of a commissioned work by Kaja Saariaho with violinist Jennifer Koh and cellist Anssi Karttunen at the Library of Congress in Washington DC and at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory as part of the 21C Media Festival.
A much sought after chamber musician and collaborator, Ieva’s chamber music endeavors have brought her to major stages around the world, such as: Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, London’s Wigmore Hall, and Washington DC’s Kennedy Center. She regularly appears at international music festivals including: Marlboro, Ravinia, Bard, Caramoor, Chesapeake Chamber Music, Prussia Cove in England, and the Katrina Festival in Finland.
Earning degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and from Mannes College of Music, her principal teachers have been Seymour Lipkin and Richard Goode. Last fall, Ieva began her tenure as Assistant Professor, Piano at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA.