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Stefan Jackiw, violin, is recognized as one of his generation’s most significant artists, captivating audiences with playing that combines poetry and purity with an impeccable technique.  Mr. Jackiw has appeared with the Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco symphony orchestras, among others.  This winter he toured with the London Philharmonic, appearing in London and Madrid under Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and in Seoul under Vassily Sinaisky.  His solo performance with the YouTube Symphony Orchestra in March was seen live on YouTube by over thirty million people worldwide. In 2000, Mr. Jackiw made his European debut in London to great critical acclaim, playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra.  Mr. Jackiw has also performed in Europe with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. Born in Boston in 1985 to physicist parents of Korean and German descent, Stefan Jackiw began playing the violin at the age of four.  A graduate of Harvard University and New England Conservatory, he received the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2002. An active recitalist and chamber musician, Mr. Jackiw’s acclaimed debut recording of the Brahms Violin Sonatas is available on the Sony label.

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