|Lisa Jacobs, Violinist (Netherlands)|
Dutch violin virtuoso Lisa Jacobs is known for her passionate performances, interesting programs and communicative qualities on stage. At the age of only 17, Lisa made her successful debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under the baton of Riccardo Chailly.
She has played several times in all the major concert halls of the Netherlands and all around the world ever since, both as a soloist with renowned orchestras and conductors, as a recitalist with her pianist Ksenia Kouzmenko and at chamber music festivals, always to highly critical acclaim, receiving brilliant reviews and finding ecstatic audiences.
Lisa has won several first prizes in both national and international competitions such as: the 2nd International Jascha Heifetz Violin Competition in Lithuania 2005, where she received the Audience prize as well. She collaborated with amongst others Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, Holland Symfonia, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Kiev State Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfonica de Juanaguato Mexico and respected conductors such as Neeme Järvi and Conrad van Alphen.Lisa has followed masterclasses with Thomas Brandis, Julian Rachlin, and Maxim Vengerov, which was broadcasted on Dutch television.
She plays a Rugieri violin from 1683, given to her on loan by a private person for which she is very grateful. November 2013, her debut cd with works by Franck and Ysaye was highly successfully released on Challenge Records International. Lisa’s next CD will be released 2015.