Stefan Jackiw - Violin
(from the CD jacket, released in 2001)

Stefan Jackiw, now sixteen years old, has appeared with some of the major orchestras in the United States. Invited by Keith Lockhart, Jackiw made his Boston Fbp's debut on 1997's Opening Night, playing Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No.2.The 1997-98 season included engagements with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony During that season, he also appeared as a soloist in the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Youth Concert.

In the spring of 2000, Jackiw made his European debut with the Mendelssohn Concerto to great critical acclaim in London with the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Zander. The following year he appeared with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg. In the summer of 2001, Jackiw was invited to the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival where Christoph Eschenbach introduced him through a two recital collaboration.

His upcoming solo engagements include a performance of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Bournemouth Symphony and debut recitals at the Ravinia Festival's Rising Stars series and with the FleetBoston Celebrity Series.
Born to physicist parents, Jackiw began playing the violin at age four. He has been a long-time student at New England Conservatory spending his formative years studying with Zinaida Gilels, and more recently with Marylou Speaker Churchill. Currently he is a student of Michele Auclair. He also studies music with Patricia Zander. Jackiw is a junior at the Roxbury Latin School in Boston.