• Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012

    Violinist Erin Keefe Replaces Stefan Jackiw in Recital on Friday, November 9 in Weill Recital Hall 

    Carnegie Hall today announced that violinist Erin Keefe has graciously agreed to step in for Stefan Jackiw, performing in recital on Friday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall. Mr. Jackiw must regretfully cancel his performance as he recovers from a treatable injury.

    Ms. Keefe—concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra—will perform works by Beethoven, Stravinsky, Lutoslawski, and Grieg, collaborating in concert with previously announced pianist Anna Polonsky. All tickets for Mr. Jackiw’s recital will be honored at Ms. Keefe’s recital. For further ticket information, the public may contact CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

    Artist Information
    American violinist Erin Keefe, who became concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra in September 2011, has established a reputation as an artist who combines exhilarating temperament and fierce integrity. Among other major distinctions, including the Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2006, Ms. Keefe received the Pro Musicis International Award and Grand Prize in the Valsesia Musica International Violin Competition, both in 2009; the 2007 Torun International Violin Competition; the 2006 Schadt Competition; and the Corpus Christi International String Competition in 2004. She was the Silver Medalist in the Carl Nielsen, Sendai (Japan), and Gyeongnam (Korea) International Violin Competitions, resulting in performances and re-engagements in the US, Europe and Asia.

    Among the leading chamber musicians of her generation, Ms. Keefe joined the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center during the 2010-2011 season; previously, from 2006 to 2009, she was a member of the Chamber Music Society Two program. Ms. Keefe has appeared as soloist at the New York City Ballet and with the New Mexico Symphony, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, the Sendai Philharmonic, and the Göttingen Symphony Orchestra. She has given recitals throughout the US, Austria, Germany, Korea, Poland, Japan, and Denmark, and made her Weill Recital Hall debut in 2010. Ms. Keefe has collaborated with many of today’s leading artists, including the Emerson String Quartet, Roberto and Andrés Díaz, Edgar Meyer, Gary Graffman, Richard Goode, David Shifrin, David Soyer, Colin Carr, Leon Fleisher and William Preucil.

    A native of Northampton, Massachusetts, Erin Keefe earned a master of music degree from The Juilliard School and a bachelor of music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music. Her teachers included Ronald Copes, Ida Kavafian, Arnold Steinhardt, Philip Setzer, Philipp Naegele, Brian Lewis, and Teri Einfeldt. She and her husband, cellist Andrey Tchekmazov, live in St. Paul, Minnesota.

    Program Information
    Friday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m.
    Weill Recital Hall
    ERIN KEEFE, Violin

    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Sonata for Violin and Piano in D Major, Op. 12, No.1
    IGOR STRAVINSKY Suite italienne
    EDVARD GRIEG Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 45

    The Distinctive Debuts series is made possible, in part, by an endowment fund for the presentation of young artists provided by The Lizabeth and Frank Newman Charitable Foundation.

    Additional endowment support for international outreach has been provided by the Stravros S. Niarchos Foundation.

    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.

    ***Please note that this update supersedes previous press materials related to this concert.***

    All tickets for the performance by Stefan Jackiw will be honored at the recital by Erin Keefe. Remaining tickets, priced at $37 are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street. Tickets may also be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or online visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org. Artists, programs, and prices are subject to change. 
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