At the age of 17 Lisa Jacobs made her debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. In 2008 she played in the television show De Wereld Draait Door. Now, this star violinist brings her debut album on Challenge Classics: Poème, works for violin & piano, with the works of violin virtouso Eugene Ysaye and Cesar Frank's famous Sonate. "This is the dream of any musician", Lisa Jacobs says. The album is now available!
Dutch violin virtuoso Lisa Jacobs started playing the violin at the age of 6. She was accepted in the Young Talent class of the Utrecht Conservatory and continued studying with Ilya Grubert at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, At the age of only 17, Lisa made her successful debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under the baton of Riccardo Chailly. Lisa Jacobs has won several first prizes in both national and international competitions, one of them being at the 2nd International Jascha Heifetz Violin Competition in Lithuania 2005, where she received the Audience prize as well. Lisa has followed masterclasses with Thomas Brandis, Julian Rachlin, Philip Graffin and Maxim Vengerov, which was broadcasted on Dutch television.
The press wrote about concerts of Lisa Jacobs:
'She took the breath away of the audience ' Grafschafter Nachrichten, October 2011
'Unearthly beautiful' AD, September 2010
‘Musicians of this quality are very rare' Thiemo Wind, Telegraaf, September 2008
Poème, works for violin & piano
The violin works on this CD have a particularly relation to each other. The CD opens with Ysaÿe’s Poème Elégiaque op. 12: the name is derived from the middle section of the piece, which depicts a passing funeral procession accompanied by tolling bells. It was ultimately also played at Ysaÿe’s own funeral. Extase op. 21 reveals the expressivity and depth of his sound idiom, once again demonstrating his tone-painting ability. The CD concludes with César Franck’s Sonata in A major which was composed as a wedding present for Eugène Ysaye. The young violinist Lisa Jacobs has performed these works in many of her concerts, since she was acquainted to those at the age of sixteen.
14 November 2013 – Concertgebouw Amsterdam
7 December 2013 – Conservatorium Utrecht
12 December 2013 – Vondelkerk Amsterdam
15 December 2013 – Den Bosch Toonzaal
More information: www.lisajacobs.nl