This week, Stefan embarks on a multi-city tour of Australia with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, whom he will lead in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto and Bottesini's Gran Duo for violin and double bass. The tour features nine concerts, including appearances at the Sydney Opera House and in Melbourne. Details here.
Stefan received an excellent review from the New Jersey Star-Ledger, following his debut with the New Jersey Symphony and frequent collaborator, conductor Christoph König: "In the gypsy-tinged, showy work [Ravel's Tzigane], Jackiw displayed lush vibrato and plenty of bravado as well as impressive dynamic control and a sense of drama. Jackiw was at least as effective in the welcome addition of Dvorak's rhapsodic 'Romance in F Minor for Violin and Orchestra.' As the melody grew more elaborate and took on varied guises, Jackiw employed a warm tone and sensitive phrasing that built to full-toned, almost violent fervor then transitioned seamlessly to blissful sustained notes.He imbued even blazing virtuosic passages with a singing quality as well as vigor, and his intention was always clear."
Rave reviews of Stefan's Korngold last week in Fort Worth! The Dallas Morning News reported: "this was an intensely committed and brilliantly executed performance, the violin’s first entrance in the slow movement of heart-stopping beauty." The Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "From the first notes, he proved to be everything we expected and more. Jackiw's clean technical prowess tosses off virtuoso passages with flair; it is his gorgeous lyrical playing that impressed the most."