Stefan Jackiw, Violin
Violinist Stefan Jackiw is recognized as one of the most significant artists of his generation. In the U.S. Mr. Jackiw has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Baltimore, Indianapolis, Nashville, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Rochester, Seattle, and Utah symphonies, the Naples Philharmonic, the Orchestra of St. Luke's at Caramoor, the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boston Pops, with whom he made his debut on opening night of the 1997 season. His sensational European debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Benjamin Zander was featured on the front page of The Times, and The Strad reported, "a fourteen-year-old violinist took the London music world by storm." Abroad, Mr. Jackiw has also performed with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, l'Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and the Seoul Philharmonic. In December 2003 he was invited by Yuri Temirkanov to play the Barber Violin Concerto as part of the Winter Arts Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Born to physicist parents in 1985, Mr. Jackiw began playing the violin at the age of 4. His teachers have included Zinaida Gilels, Mich¸le Auclair, and Donald Weilerstein. Mr. Jackiw holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University, as well as an Artist Diploma from the New England Conservatory. In 2002, he was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. Mr. Jackiw makes his home in New York City.
Edward Klorman, Viola
Violist Edward Klorman, a native of Rochester, NY, graduated with distinction from The Juilliard School. He has performed at music festivals throughout the United States and Europe, including Aspen Music Festival, Centre d'Arts Orford (Quebec), IMS Prussia Cove (England), Music@Menlo, Oberstdorfter Musiksommer (Germany), Sarasota Music Festival, and Taos Music School. Recent chamber music performances include collaborations with the clarinetist Charles Neidich, pianist Joseph Kalichstein, and with the Ying Quartet.
In addition to his background as a performer, Mr. Klorman is also a noted musical scholar. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in music theory at the City University of New York Graduate Center, funded in full by the Jacob K. Javits fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education. He has been invited to lecture on music theory and historical performance at the Salzburg Mozarteum, University of Montreal, and at Juilliard, where he is an assistant faculty member. His major teachers at Juilliard were Heidi Castleman and Hsin-Yun Huang. He currently studies with Daniel Phillips and also travels regularly to Europe to work intensively with Thomas Riebl, viola professor at the Mozarteum.