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Lisa Jacobs

BIO:

Winner of the 2nd International Jascha Heifetz Violin Competition, Dutch violin virtuoso Lisa Jacobs is known for her passionate performances, innovative programs and communicative qualities on stage. She has a vast repertoire of concertos, chamber music, recitals and solo works. Lisa made her successful debut at age 17 with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with Riccardo Chailly. She has appeared in all of the major concert halls of the Netherlands and around the world, as soloist with renowned orchestras and conductors, as recitalist and at chamber music festivals, always to critical acclaim, receiving brilliant reviews and finding ecstatic audiences. Her 2013 debut CD released on Challenge Records International of works by Franck and Ysaye garnered high praise from The Strad and Fanfare. Read More

PRESS:

BRABANTS DAGBLAD: LISA JACOBS SINGS, SPEAKS, DANCES ON HER VIOLIN 
“The most impressive string sounds of this afternoon were from guest violin soloist Lisa Jacobs. The young top musician who has frequented Den Bosch for many years with her own chamber music series, but who is now gradually growing to a great international musical career. 

Jacobs has strong technical skills and a sympathetic appearance. In an admirable way she tackled 'Zigeunerweisen' by Pablo de Sarasate. With sparkling phrasing she was bringing to life this immensely difficult violin phantasy and the accompanying orchestra could do nothing but only follow her silently. Lisa Jacobs sings, speaks and dances on her violin.”
-Mark van der Voort
Brabants Dagblad, January 5th, 2015 (Netherlands)

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THE STRAD: A RAVISHING DISC OF BELGIAN MASTERPIECES
Lisa Jacobs (who plays the piano-accompanied version of the [Ysaye] Poème élégiaque, alongside the op. 21 Extase) emphasizes the music's impassioned eloquence with a cantabile of beguiling radiance.  The stand-out performance here is, however, the Franck Sonata, captured at a discreet distance from the microphones, creating the uncanny impression of this deeply sensual score being experienced through a heat-haze. As a result the pseudo-orchestral writing of the second movement Allegro emerges as an imposing cathedral of sound, with Jacobs's exultant phrasing and captivating sonority reaching new heights in the finale's soaring lyricism.
-Julian Haylock, The Strad, October 2014
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**** [4 stars] BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE REVIEW
Franck's and Ysaÿe's chromatically intensified soundworlds possess an aching sensual allure in Jacobs's deeply felt, beguilingly phrased readings. **** [4 stars]
-BBC Music Magazine, UK, May 2014
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