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Stefan Jackiw, violin
Anna Polonsky, piano


Spivey Hall Debut

“It took all of one phrase to realize we were in for a performance of uncommon musical substance” (The Boston Globe).

"Jackiw does not deliver a preconceived interpretation, glazed and showy, but seems to invent it as he goes along (The Sunday Times, London).  “Jackiw naturally has all the requisite virtuosity and technical firepower one would expect from a young soloist these day…he placed technique at the service of a notably refined sense of artistry” (The Boston Globe).

“Jackiw‘s technique is prodigious, his intonation precise, but his playing is striking for its intelligence and sensitivity” (The Boston Globe).

"This is a young star of astonishing gifts, whose musicality and technical finesse place him at the top of his peers” (The Seattle Times).

Violinist Stefan Jackiw is recognized as “one of the best and most interesting young violinists heard in a long time” (Chicago Sun-Times), captivating audiences with playing that is “striking for its intelligence and sensitivity” (Boston Globe). Hailed for “talent that’s off the scale” (Washington Post), Jackiw has appeared as soloist with the Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco symphony orchestras, among others, and he has collaborated with such renowned conductors as Marin Alsop, Andrew Davis, Giancarlo Guerrero, Hannu Lintu, Ludovic Morlot, Andris Nelsons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Mikhail Pletnev, Arild Remmereit, Gerard Schwarz and Yuri Temirkanov. His solo performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the YouTube Symphony Orchestra at Australia’s Sydney Opera House in March was seen live on YouTube by more than 30 million people worldwide.


To view the program notes for this performance, including notes on David Fulmers They Turn Their Channeled Faces to the Sky, click here.



STRAVINSKY Suite Italienne
BRAHMS Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78
David FULMER* They Turn Their Channeled Faces to the Sky (2012)
R. STRAUSS Violin Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18

David Fulmer
A leader in his generation of composer-performers, David Fulmer has garnered numerous international accolades for his bold compositional aesthetic combined with his thrilling performances. The success of his Violin Concerto at Lincoln Center in 2010 earned international attention and resulted in immediate engagement to perform the work with major orchestras and at festivals in the United Kingdom, Europe, North America, and Australia. Fulmer made his European debut performing and recording his concerto with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Matthias Pintscher in 2011. That same year, Fulmer made his debut at Tanglewood appearing with the work. A surge of new commissions have led to recent and upcoming performances by the Berlin Philharmonic, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Columbus. A new violin concerto for Stefan Jackiw commissioned by the Heidelberg Festival will be premiered this spring, along with a festival concert dedicated to Fulmer’s works. Other recent commissions include Carnegie Hall, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Salzburg Foundation, and a work for cellist Jay Campbell and his Carnegie Hall recital debut commissioned by BMI.
This season Fulmer leads the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Elision Ensemble, Sydney Conservatorium Modern Music Ensemble, and numerous ensembles throughout the United States and Europe. Fulmer is the first American recipient of the Grand Prize of the International Edvard Grieg Competition for Composers. He has also received the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, the BMI Composer Award, the Carlos Surinach Commissioning Award from BMI, a Charles Ives Scholarship, and Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a special citation from the Minister of Education of Brazil, the Hannah Komanoff Scholarship in Composition from The Juilliard School, and the highly coveted George Whitefield Chadwick Gold Medal from the New England Conservatory. Fulmer appears regularly and records often as conductor and violinist with the premiere new music ensembles including the International Contemporary Ensemble, Argento New Music Project, Speculum Musicae, the Group for Contemporary Music, and the New York New Music Ensemble. His large-scale, hour-long cycle for saxophone and ensemble was released last season on the Tzadik label, featuring Eliot Gattegno, and the Argento Ensemble with the composer as conductor. He has appeared recently on the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center, and Live from Lincoln Center broadcasts. He holds a doctorate from The Juilliard School, and joined the faculty of Columbia University in 2009.

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