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.  For an up-to-date biography visit

Lithuanian pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute’s intricately crafted performances have led critics to describe her as possessing ‘razor-sharp intelligence and wit’ (Washington Post) and as ‘an artist of commanding technique, refined temperament and persuasive insight’ (New York Times). In 2006, she was honoured as a recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship.

Ieva’s debut recording (Labor Records) was released in 2010 to international acclaim, resulting in recitals in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Vilnius, and Toulouse. She released Returning Paths: solo piano works by Janacek and Suk in 2014. She has performed concerti with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the American Youth Philharmonic, and with orchestras in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and in Montevideo, Uruguay. Her piano trio—Trio Cavatina—won the 2009 Naumburg International Chamber Music Competition and toured nationally from 2005-2015. In the fall of 2016, Ieva began a collaboration with the violinist Midori, with recitals in Columbia, Peru, Mexico, Japan, Canada, and throughout Europe.

A much sought after chamber musician, Ieva’s collaborative endeavors have brought her to major stages around the world, such as: Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, London’s Wigmore Hall, and Washington DC’s Kennedy Center. She regularly appears at international music festivals including: Marlboro, Ravinia, Bard, Caramoor, Chesapeake Chamber Music, Kneisel Hall, Four Seasons, and Prussia Cove in England.

Earning degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and from Mannes College of Music, her principal teachers have been Seymour Lipkin and Richard Goode. In fall 2015 Ieva began her tenure as Assistant Professor, Piano at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA.

Last updated: October 2018

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.

Photographs by Monika Požerskytė