Stefan Jackiw turns 25 in Toronto Symphony debut

Stefan Jackiw
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On his 25th birthday last month, violinist Stefan Jackiw made his Toronto Symphony debut. "There were no candles on stage, but plenty of flickering fire in the music," wrote John Terauds in The Toronto Star. "From the moment Jackiw's bow struck the first notes of the  Violin Concerto No. 3, K. 216, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, it was clear why audiences get so excited about this artist. Here was a mop-headed poet of the violin in full rhetorical flight, caressing gorgeously shaped musical phrases from his instrument."  The Globe and Mail concurred: "He played the Mozart like an angel ... You could have heard a pin drop." Jackiw (pronounced jack-eev) was reunited in Toronto with conductor Sir Andrew Davis, who led the young violinist's acclaimed Philadelphia Orchestra debut in March. Jackiw will collaborate with Marin Alsop this summer in his return with the Philadelphians in July. 

June 23 - July 4:  Ensemble Ditto tour, Korea & Japan
July 14: Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival; Philadelphia Orchestra; Marin Alsop, cond.; Prokofiev: Cto. 2
July 18: Bellingham Music Festival (WA); Mendelssohn Cto
July 23 - August 13: Seattle Chamber Music Society
August 18 & 22: Bridgehampton Music Festival (NY)

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