‘A 14 year old violinist took the London music world by storm,’ reported the Strad following Stefan Jackiw’s stunning 2002 European debut performance, where he played the Mendelssohn violin concerto with the UK’s Philharmonia Orchestra.
Born in 1985, the son of a Korean and a German physicist, there has been no lack of superlatives used to describe the career of Stefan Jackiw since he made his debut with the Boston Pops at the age of 12. He has gone on to play with, amongst others, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic and the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. He is currently on tour in Asia with the Asian Youth Orchestra, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra can look forward to Jackiw’s contribution on his return when he will makes his debut for them at the start of the 2011-12 season.
Jackiw, who previously toured Asia with the popular Korean chamber ensemble, Ditto, also performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the YouTube Symphony Orchestra earlier this year.
He was been hailed by the Washington Post as having ‘talent that’s off the scale.’
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