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Review: Beethoven 250, the BSO, Lighthouse, Poole

From the Bournemouth Echo

By Will Frampton

Music lovers were treated to a truly virtuoso performance of Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto by the prodigiously-talented Stefan Jackiw on Wednesday night.

Moving lightly on his feet, the young American talent seemed almost to hang off his instrument like a marionette, playing with precision and elegance but also a sharp-as-a-razor bite that captured the music’s edge.

No less impressive was his seamless switch, for a brief encore, from the flashy brilliance of the concerto to the intensity and perfection of the Bach solo violin sonatas. If he wants to come back to Poole one day and play the full set he will be sure of an audience with this reviewer.

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