Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Ieva Jokubaviciute
BBT Fellowship 2006

Ieva Jokubaviciute - Biography

Ieva Jokubaviciute was supported by BBT between 2006 and 2010, when this page was last updated.  For an up to date biography visit

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.

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.