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Stefan Jackiw Appointed as Artistic Director for Hawaii Chamber Music Festival

The Hawaii Chamber Music Festival (HCMF) has appointed violinist Stefan Jackiw as its Artistic Director. A familiar artist for HCMF, Jackiw will work alongside Founder Chris Yick to provide musical and programming guidance in addition to strengthening education and community initiatives.

“Stefan has been tremendous for HCMF since his debut in 2021,” says Founder Chris Yick. “As a growing chamber music festival, we feel having a superstar like Jackiw will not only elevate our artistic and organizational profile but also increase our educational efforts here in the local community of Honolulu. He is the perfect fit for our organization.

We give our warmest aloha to Stefan and we’re excited to have another valuable addition to the Hawaii community.”

Founded in 2018, the Hawaii Chamber Music Festival has featured over 50 artists and produced over 50 concerts. In 2021, HCMF launched its first-ever tuition-free Young Artist Program for Hawaii’s local talented youth. Since then, the festival has had sponsorships with organizations such as the Kahala Hotel & Resort, Kaimana Beach Hotel, Alaska Airlines, Luxury Row, and more. For 2023, the festival had a groundbreaking educational partnership with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Jackiw will begin his initial term of 3 years starting Fall 2023. “I’m excited to join HCMF as their Artistic Director,” says Stefan Jackiw. Since my debut in 2021, I’ve found Honolulu to be a warm and welcoming community. I’ve been able to meet new musicians and perform for some of the best audiences. Their Young Artist Program has reaffirmed my love for teaching and I’m incredibly inspired by the level of talent in the local community. I look forward to growing the festival and really creating an impact as I make Honolulu another home for me.”

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