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Colin Jacobsen, Violin

Colin Jacobsen

Violinist Colin Jacobsen, a 2003 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, first played to critical acclaim at the age of fourteen, collaborating with Kurt Masur and the New York Philharmonic in a performance that was hailed by The New York Times: “Jacobsen was the impressively accomplished soloist in Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy, sounding as if he were born to the instrument and its sweet, lyrical possibilities.” He recently returned to perform with the New York Philharmonic in Brahms’ Double concerto with Yo Yo Ma, David Zinman conducting. Mr. Jacobsen enjoys a diverse musical life performing as a guest soloist with orchestras worldwide and chamber musician with a number of groups including the Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma, the Metropolitan Museum Artists in Concert, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Rider, and The Knights. As a composer/arranger, he has written and performed in Spiral Songs, a collaboration with C. Eule Dance, as well as written and arranged several pieces for the Silk Road Ensemble. His string quartet, Brooklesca (composed for Brooklyn Rider), was heard nationwide on American Public Media’s Performance Today and he wrote two new pieces for Brooklyn Rider’s album with Persian kemanche player, Kayhan Kalhor on Harmonia Mundi’s World Village label.

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