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Greensboro, NC – Eastern Music Festival (EMF) and Guilford College welcome violinist Stefan Jackiw as part of the Lincoln Financial Festival Orchestra Series on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 8:00pm at Dana Auditorium, Guilford College.
Repertoire for the evening includes: Philip Rothman: Starsplitter (An EMF World Premiere); Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, op.47; R. Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor, op.120.
Violinist Stefan Jackiw is recognized as one of his generation’s most significant artists, captivating audiences with playing that combines poetry and purity with an impeccable technique. Hailed for “talent that’s off the scale” (Washington Post), Jackiw enjoyed notable debuts this past season with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Cincinnati, Montreal, Pittsburgh and Toronto Symphony Orchestras, and with the Russian National Orchestra on a west coast tour.
In 2000, Jackiw made his European debut in London to great critical acclaim, playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Benjamin Zander. His sensational performance was featured on the front page of London’s Times; the Strad reported, “A 14-year-old violinist took the London music world by storm.” Jackiw has also performed in Europe with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Ulster Orchestra of Ireland, the Seoul Philharmonic, and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. Invited by Yuri Temirkanov, Jackiw performed Barber’s Violin Concerto as part of the Winter Arts Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Jackiw is also an active recitalist and chamber musician. He has performed in numerous important festivals and concert series. He is a regular participant at the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Bravo! Vail Valley Music and Bard Music Festivals. Jackiw is also a founding member of the Tessera Quartet, an emerging New York-based ensemble formed under the guidance of the Juilliard String Quartet. The Tessera Quartet has collaborated with such artists as Claude Frank and Lowell Liebermann, and is recording Liebermann’s complete quartets for Koch Records.
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 holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University, as well as an Artist Diploma from the New England Conservatory. In 2002, he was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. He makes his home in New York City.
Tickets for Eastern Festival Orchestra featuring Stefan Jackiw, violinist, are $37, general admission, and $47, reserved seating. They can be purchased online at www.EasternMusicFestival.org or by calling the EMF Box Office at Triad Stage at 336.272.0160 or 866.579.TIXX. The event will be held in Dana Auditorium at Guilford College on July 23, 2011, and is sponsored by Pennybyrn at Maryfield.
About Eastern Music Festival
The Eastern Music Festival’s mission is to promote musical enrichment, excellence, professional collaboration, innovation, and diversity through a nationally-recognized teaching program, music festival, concerts, and other programs which will enhance the quality of life, health, and vitality of our region.
The Eastern Music Festival and School, founded in 1961 in Greensboro, North Carolina by Sheldon Morgenstern, is an internationally-renowned classical music festival and institute for young musicians that runs for five weeks each summer. The institute accepts students ages 14 through 22 from around the country and the world. The EMF faculty consists of world-class performing artists selected from top orchestras and music schools nationally and internationally. Gerard Schwarz serves as the music director and principal conductor for the Festival, and also serves as music director of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. The upcoming 2011 season will mark Eastern Music Festival’s 50th anniversary in the Piedmont.
The 2011 Eastern Music Festival season is sponsored, in part, with support from Lincoln Financial Group, Holiday Tours, Triad Stage, The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation, Davenport, Marvin, Joyce & Co, LLP., Pennybyrn at Maryfield, McMillion Capital Management, Inc., Well•Spring Retirement Community, Steinway & Sons, Piedmont Music Center, WFDD, WDAV, Yes! Weekly, the Thomas S. Kenan Foundation, the Mebane Charitable Foundation, UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance, Sign-A-Rama, the Greensboro Historical Museum, WCPE, Rice Toyota, and Norman B. Smith.
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Eastern Music Festival is supported with an investment from the United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro. This project received support from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
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