Colin Jacobsen, Violin
Violinist Colin Jacobsen, a 2003 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, began his violin studies at the age of four with Doris Rothenberg and continued with Louise Behrend at the School for Strings and, later, at The Juilliard School Pre-College Division, where he won the school-wide concerto competition. Mr. Jacobsen studied with Josef Gingold for two summers, and graduated in 1999 from The Juilliard School, where he worked with Robert Mann. During the 2000-2001 season, he continued his studies with Vera Beths at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague.
Over the past few years, Mr. Jacobsen has pursued a varied career of solo and chamber music engagements. In addition to his appearance with the New York Philharmonic, Mr. Jacobsen has been guest soloist with the symphony orchestras of Albany, Charlotte, Eugene, Rhode Island, Nashville, Charleston, the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, Santa Fe Pro Musica and the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. As a touring member of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project, Mr. Jacobsen has collaborated with eminent musicians from Asia and the Middle East. The group has recorded for the Sony Classical label and appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman.
Mr. Jacobsen performs regularly with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, at Bargemusic, and is a member of the Metropolitan Museum Artists in Concert. Summer performances have taken him to the Banff Centre for the Arts, Bravo! Colorado Music Festival, Caramoor International Music Festival, Marlboro Music Festival, Moritzburg Festival, Ravinia Festival, Salzburg Festival and in Taiwan's National Concert Hall. He is a Young Artist in Residence for NPR's Performance Today, and has also been a resident performer on WQXR Radio's weekly On A-I-R (Artists-in-Radio) Series. Mr. Jacobsen plays a Guarneri violin crafted in 1696.