It is truly an exceptional situation, one that provides vital support for those of us who are attempting to create and establish our own voices in today's creative musical communities. The Borletti-Buitoni Trust has allowed me to nourish my ideas, to develop artistic projects, and to carry forward the trust that helps realize my potential with the utmost responsibility and commitment. It is inspiring knowing that this organization's incredible work is building bridges, spanning the gaps in our artistic journeys.Ieva Jokubaviciute"
Ieva Jokubaviciute was supported by BBT between 2006 and 2010, when this page was last updated. For an up to date biography visit www.ievajokubaviciute.com.
Known for her deep musical and emotional commitment to a wide range of repertoire, Lithuanian pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute’s ability to communicate the essential substance of a work has led critics to describe her playing as possessing ‘razor-sharp intelligence and wit’ (The Washington Post) and as ‘elegant and engaging’ (The Wall Street Journal). Over the last seasons, Ieva gave recitals in Chicago, New York City, Washington DC, Vilnius, Lima, and Panama. She made her Chicago Symphony debut at the Ravinia Festival under the baton of James Conlon and her orchestral debut in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil performing Mozart’s K. 488. Ieva also toured with Musicians from Marlboro, performed in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium and Weill Recital Hall, and appeared on NPR’s Performance Today. Her piano trio, Trio Cavatina, won the 2009 Naumburg Chamber Music Competition and will make its Carnegie Hall debut in May of 2010. Also this spring, Labor Records will release Ieva’s world premiere recordings of works written in tribute to Alban Berg coupled with Berg’s Opp. 1 & 2. A much sought-after chamber musician, she regularly appears at international music festivals including Marlboro, Ravinia, Bard, Chesapeake Chamber Music, Prussia Cove in England, and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany. Ieva is on the faculty of the Steans Institute for Young Artists at the Ravinia Festival and on the piano faculty of the Bard College Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division. Earning degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and from Mannes College of Music, her principal teachers have been Seymour Lipkin and Richard Goode.
BBT Project: Music of Tribute CD on Labor Records: Alban Berg
"This is the Lithuanian pianist’s debut disc and very interestingly devised"
Paul Driver, Sunday Times 14 November 2010
"...an artist of commanding technique, refined temperament and persuasive insight... throughout this fascinating disc Ms Jokubaviciute is an authoritative, compelling guide."
Steve Smith, New York Times 12 November 2010
- Recording demo CD
- Language courses
- Renovation of piano
- Expenses for attending masterclasses
- Support for her Alban Berg CD for Labor Records
Music of Tribute: Alban Berg
Frangis Ali-zadeh: Sonata for piano In memoriam Alban Berg (first movement excerpt)
Jacob Gilboa: Reflections on Three Chords by Alban Berg (excerpt)
Alban Berg: Sonata Opus 1
BBT has supported Ieva Jokubaviciute’s recording for the Labor Records Music of Tribute historic series, which pays homage to great composers. As well as Berg’s sonata, the CD features the first ever recordings of music inspired by Berg from composers Frangis Ali-Zadeh, Ross Lee Finney and Jacob Gilboa. CD release date: autumn 2010.
Ieva Jokubaviciute piano
Music of Tribute Vol.6 - Berg
LAB 7086 | www.laborrecords.com
Supported by Borletti-Buitoni Trust
Janácek: They chattered like swallows
Janácek: Good night!
Debussy: Pour les huit doigts
Schumann: Piano Sonata Op 22 (first movement)
Ieva Jokubaviciute chose to spend some of her BBT Fellowship budget on making a professional demo CD, excerpts of which are featured here.
Ieva Jokubaviciute piano
Classical Recording Company