Lisa Jacobs, teacher

‘Sensual allure in Jacobs's deeply felt, beguilingly phrased readings’ BBC Music Magazine

‘Jacobs’s exultant phrasing and captivating sonority reaching new heights’ The Strad

‘Style and sensitivity meets the exquisite and sophisticated’ Musicweb International

Dutch violin virtuoso Lisa Jacobs is known for her passionate performances, interesting programs and communicative qualities on stage. She is equally at home on the concert stage with concertos, chamber music, recitals and solo works. At the age of 17, Lisa made her successful debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under the baton of Riccardo Chailly.

She has played 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. Lisa Jacobs collaborated with amongst others Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Brussels Philharmonic, Bremer Philharmoniker, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra and respected conductors such as Neeme Järvi, Riccardo Chailly, Massimo Quarta, Dirk Brossé, Otto Tausk, Mikhail Agrest, Juozas Domarkas and Carlos Miguel Prieto. She plays a Rugieri violin from 1683.

Engagements include concerts with the Haydn, Locatelli, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Nielsen, Wieniawski and Vivaldi violin concertos, including concert tours to Germany, Italy, Spain Macedonia and of course throughout The Netherlands. Miss Jacobs has made numerous international acclaimed recordings of works by Ysaye & Franck (2013, Challenge Records), Locatelli violin concertos (2016, Cobra Records), Haydn violin Concertos (2017, Cobra Records) and Paganini Caprices (2018, Cobra Records). Future recording projects include the Nielsen Violin Concerto with the Bremer Philharmoniker (2019).

Lisa Jacobs graduated cum laude and with the highest distinction at the Amsterdam Conservatory as a pupil of Ilya Grubert. She continued her studies with Christoph Poppen at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich for the Konzertexam. Of further musical influence were her encounters with Thomas Brandis, Herman Krebbers, Ana Chumachenco, Nelli Shkollnikova, Julian Rachlin and Maxim Vengerov.

Besides her concert career, Lisa Jacobs greatly enjoys teaching and is regularly invited to give masterclasses worldwide. From September 2018 she has started as a professor of violin at the Conservatory of Ghent, Belgium.

Miss Jacobs is a proud Pirastro Artist since 2017.