Stefan Jackiw, violin

Violinist Stefan Jackiw is recognized as one of his generation’s most significant artists. Hailed for playing of “uncommon musical substance” that is “striking for its intelligence and sensitivity” (Boston Globe), Jackiw has appeared as soloist with the top orchestras and conductors around the globe.

In the United States, he has performed concertos with the New York Philharmonic; the Boston, Chicago, Detroit, National, New Jersey, Vancouver, St. Louis, Indianapolis, and Pittsburgh symphony orchestras; Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras; and the San Francisco, Kansas City, Oregon, and Grand Rapids symphonies. Abroad, he has performed with the Luxembourg, Royal Flemish, and Rotterdam philharmonics; Orchestre national d’Île-de-France; Netherland’s Residentie Orkest; Netherlands Radio, Helsinki, and Seoul philharmonic orchestras; Philharmonia Orchestra; RAI Turin Orchestra; Bournemouth, Bern, and Tokyo symphony orchestras; Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Russian National Orchestra; and the Munich and Australian chamber orchestras.

Jackiw is also an active recitalist and chamber musician. He has performed in numerous important festivals and concert series, including the Aspen Music Festival, Ravinia Festival, and Caramoor Festival, Celebrity Series of Boston, New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Washington Performing Arts, and the Louvre Recital Series in Paris. As a chamber musician, Jackiw has collaborated with such artists as Jeremy Denk, Steven Isserlis, Yo-Yo Ma, Gidon Kremer, and Gil Shaham, and formed a trio with Jay Campbell and Conrad Tao.

Born in 1985 to physicist parents of Korean and German descent, Stefan Jackiw began playing the violin at the age of four. His teachers have included Zinaida Gilels, Michèle Auclair, and Donald Weilerstein. Jackiw is the recipient of a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. He lives in New York City. For more information, please visit