PRESS

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

New York Times

'Ms. Jokubaviciute’s take on Berg’s Piano Sonata (Op. 1) is lithe, muscular and transparent, creating a sense of spontaneity and play.'

New York Times

 

 

'However impressive Jokubaviciute's fingers were in the music's execution, it is her brain that is most entrancing.'

The Philadelphia Inquirer

'elegant and engaging'

Wall Street Journal

'Not that pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute needed a thesis topic to draw us in. She proved a splendid colorist in five Debussy Preludes, with gossamer fingering and nuanced pedaling making for some magical tone-painting. Ditto her sensitive approach to Faure's Barcarolle No. 6 and Nocturne No. 6. But in a pair of late-career Chopin Nocturnes -- which provided a striking complement to the Whistler "Nocturnes" on view in the gallery upstairs at intermission -- the pianist traded hushed elegance for spiky deconstruction, making their splintering melodies and mercurial shifts in rhythm sound downright experimental… Jokubaviciute found an essential beauty, balance and haunting allure that evoked the spirit of Schubert. And, for that matter, of Whistler.'

The Washington Post