Lithuanian pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute will be joining Duke Music as Associate Professor of the Practice in July 2020.
Jokubaviciute comes to Duke from the Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA, where she has served on the faculty since 2015. She is also on the faculty at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School and Festival in Blue Hill, ME and is a mentoring artist at the Marlboro Music Festival in Marlboro, VT.
Called “an artist of commanding technique, refined temperament and persuasive insight” by The New York Times, Jokubaviciute earned critical acclaim throughout North America and Europe when her 2010 debut recording, Music of Tribute Vol. 6: Berg (Labor Records), resulted in recitals in New York City; Chicago; Philadelphia; Baltimore; Washington, DC; Vilnius, Lithuania; and Toulouse, France. Returning Paths: solo piano works by Janáček and Suk (CAG) followed in 2014. Jokubaviciute’s latest solo recording, Northscapes, which weaves works written within the last decade by composers from Nordic and Baltic countries into a tapestry of soundscapes, will be released later this year.
A sought after chamber musician and collaborator, Jokubaviciute’s chamber music endeavors have brought her to major stages around the world, including Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, London’s Wigmore Hall, and Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center. Her piano trio, Trio Cavatina, won the 2009 Naumburg International Chamber Music Competition. In the fall of 2016, Jokubaviciute began a collaboration with the violinist Midori, performing recitals together throughout the world.
Jokubaviciute regularly appears at international music festivals including Marlboro, Ravinia, Bard, Caramoor, Chesapeake Chamber Music, Prussia Cove in England and the Katrina Festival in Finland. In North Carolina, she has been a featured artist at the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival at East Carolina University.
She holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and Mannes College of Music, where her principal teachers were Seymour Lipkin and Richard Goode.
“There is great excitement in our department around Ieva’s arrival,” says Jonathan Bagg, Chair of the Department of Music. “We welcome not only a superb performer, but an imaginative communicator who we know will contribute to the musical community in all sorts of ways. Her visit to the Duke campus was a tour de force that included a gorgeous recital, a chamber music reading with Duke faculty, and two highly entertaining master classes—all of which showed her to be a multi-faceted and fascinating person and musician. We and our students can’t wait to get to know her better!”
More information at www.ievajokubaviciute.com.