BIOGRAPHY

'she is an artist of commanding technique, refined temperament and persuasive insight.'

The New York Times

Lithuanian pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute’s powerfully and intricately crafted performances have earned her critical acclaim throughout North America and Europe. Her ability to communicate the essential substance of a work has led critics to describe her as possessing ‘razor-sharp intelligence and wit' and ‘subtle, complex, almost impossibly detailed and riveting in every way’ (The Washington Post) and as ‘an artist of commanding technique, refined temperament and persuasive insight.’(The New York Times). In 2006, she was honored as a recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship.

 

Labor Records released Ieva’s debut recording in 2010 to critical international acclaim, which resulted in recitals in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, DC, Vilnius, and Toulouse.   She made her orchestral debuts with the Chicago Symphony; in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; with the American Youth Philharmonic in 2016, and in February 2017, Ieva was the soloist with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Montevideo in Uruguay.  Her piano trio—Trio Cavatina—won the 2009 Naumburg International Chamber Music Competition.  Ieva’s latest recording:  Returning Paths:  solo piano works by Janacek and Suk was also released to critical acclaim in 2014. 

 

In the fall of 2016, Ieva began a collaboration with the violinist Midori, with recitals in Canada, at the Cartagena International Music Festival in Columbia, and in Germany and Austria.  This season, they will give recitals in Japan, Germany, Austria, Poland, Peru, Columbia, and Mexico.   

Ieva also returns to the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society in February of 2018 to present a solo recital that explores the themes of landscape and fantasy by pairing canonic with recent piano works by women composers. 

A much sought after chamber musician and collaborator, Ieva regularly tours and appears at international music festivals including: Marlboro; Ravinia; Bard; Caramoor; Chesapeake Chamber Music; Prussia Cove in Cornwall, England; and Festival de la musique de chambre at La Lointaine in France. She has participated in the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Lubeck, Germany; the Katrina Chamber Music Festival, Aland Islands, Finland; the Oulunsalo Chamber Music Festival in Oulunsalo, Finland; the Joaquin Turina Chamber Music Festival in Seville, Spain; and Music in the Vineyards in Napa Valley, CA; the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival in Burlington, VT; Salt Bay Chamber Music Festival in Maine, and the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival at East Carolina University.

 

Earning degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and from Mannes College of Music in New York City, her principal teachers have been Seymour Lipkin and Richard Goode.  In the fall of 2015, Ieva started her tenure as Assistant Professor, Piano at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA.  In the summer of 2017, Ieva was a faculty member of Curtis Summerfest in Philadelphia and Kneisel Hall in Blue Hill, Maine.