Stefan Jackiw - Violin superstar
Violinist Stefan Jackiw, now 33, began playing the violin at the age of four. He was just 12 when he was invited to perform for the opening night of Boston Pops; at age 14 he made his European debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra in London. Considered one of the 'wunderkids' of a new generation of classical musicians, Jackiw, who has a Korean mother and Ukrainian father, is in Aotearoa for the first time. He joins the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra for Brahms & Tchaikovsky concerts in Auckland and Wellington, which will see him perform Brahms' Violin Concerto in a concert also featuring Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, and the world premiere of New Zealand composer Gareth Farr's He iwi tahi tatou.