Artist Details:

“Guest pianist Jeremy Denk was the pyrogenic force in every piece he played.
He commands a huge range of colors and dynamics… He has an unerring sense of the music’s dramatic structure and a great actor’s intuition for timing … he was the provocateur who urged his colleagues to dare all, to unleash every calorie of emotional heat.”
The Boston Globe

“Jackiw, a young powerhouse violinist…can turn on a dime, moving from a beautifully burnished tone to a sound with a sharper, snappier edge, capturing Ives’ mercurial mood shifts in a thoroughly visceral way. ”
Portland Press-Herald

One of America’s most thought-provoking, multi-faceted, and compelling artists, pianist Jeremy Denk is the winner of a 2013 MacArthur Fellowship, the 2014 Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s 2014 Instrumentalist of the Year award. In 2017-18 he joins with violinist Stefan Jackiw, one of his generation’s most significant artists, captivating audiences with playing that combines poetry and purity with “a sound so saturated and vibrant it sound[s] like a living thing,” (Philadelphia Inquirer) to play Charles Ives’ complete sonatas for violin and piano.

Jeremy Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists – an artist The New York Times hails as someone “you want to hear no matter what he performs.” Winner of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, the Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s Instrumentalist of the Year award, Denk was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016. Denk returns frequently to Carnegie Hall and has appeared at the BBC Proms with Michael Tilson Thomas. In the US, he has recently performed with the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, and Cleveland Orchestra, as well as on tour with Academy St. Martin in the Fields.

Violinist Stefan Jackiw is recognized as one of his generation’s most significant artists, captivating audiences with playing that combines poetry and purity with an impeccable technique. Hailed for playing of “uncommon musical substance” that is “striking for its intelligence and sensitivity” (Boston Globe), Jackiw has appeared as soloist with the Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco symphony orchestras, among others.



Concert Details:

Artist URL: jeremydenk.net
Date of Concert: Feb. 3, 2018
Time of Concert: 7:30 pm
Venue: Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East
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Jeremy Denk, piano
Stefan Jackiw, violin

with vocal group

Hymns & Hers

Laurie Bryce
Cynthia Longoria
Kim Bryce
David Hiser


Ives, Sonata No. 4 for Violin and Piano (“Children’s Day at Camp Meeting”)
Edgar P. Stites/John R. Sweney, Beulah Land
Robert Lowry/Annie Sherwood Hawks,
I Need Thee Every Hour

Ives, Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Piano
Francois H. Barthelemon/Robert Robinson, Mighty God, While Angels Bless Thee (Autumn)
Ives, Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano
George F. Root/David Nelson, The Shining Shore
George F. Root, Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! The Boys Are Marching
George F. Kiallmark/Samuel Woodworth,
The Old Oaken Bucket

Lowell Mason/Anna L. Coghill, Work, for the Night is Coming
Ives, Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano


Artist support for this concert is provided by
the Corpus Christi International Competition

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