Stefan Jackiw's recording debut with Brahms

Stefan Jackiw
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In December, Sony Classical released in Asia Stefan Jackiw's debut recording of Brahms's Violin Sonatas, made with the Grammy Award-winning producer Steven Epstein.  Listen to sample tracks. In a profile of Jackiw published in the Korea Times, pianist Max Levinson said, "Stefan has a young violinist's fire and energy but also maturity, rare depth and understanding." Read more

Jackiw, who is of Korean-American descent, was in Korea for his recital debut at the Seoul Arts Center, Korea's equivalent of Carnegie Hall.  Watch this video from his press conference for the recital and his Brahms CD.

2009-2010 continues as a season of debuts for the 24-year-old violinist.  Last month he played Mendelssohn to great acclaim with the Montreal Symphony and Tchaikovsky with the Kitchener-Waterloo  Symphony.  This month, after his return to the Seattle Symphony in Barber's Violin Concerto, Jackiw tours California with Mikhail Pletnev and the Russian National Orchestra in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto.  In March Jackiw will perform Mozart with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Sir Andrew Davis, and Bruch with the Cincinnati Symphony.

For more information, visit StefanJackiw's new Web site.