Violin Master Class: Colin Jacobsen
March 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Colin Jacobsen is an eclectic musician who draws on a range of influences. He is active as an Avery Fisher Career Grant-winning soloist and a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s famed Silk Road Ensemble. For his work as a founding member of two game-changing, audience-expanding ensembles (Brooklyn Rider, which combines new-music chops and genre-bending innovation with an equal mastery of the classics, and The Knights, which is a consistently inventive, infectiously engaged indie ensemble) Jacobsen was recently selected from among the nation’s top artists to receive a prestigious United States Artists Fellowship. Jacobsen’s work as a composer was inspired by encounters with leading exponents of non-Western traditions and by his own classical heritage, for which he was named one of the top 100 composers under 40 by NPR listeners. His writing reveals an eclectic personal voice with a “knack for spinning lines with an elasticity that sounds uncannily like improvisation” (New York Times). He plays a Joseph Guarneri filius Andreae violin dating back from 1696 and a Samuel Zygmuntowicz violin made in 2008.