Known for her deep musical and emotional commitment to a wide range of repertoire, Lithuanian pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute performs regularly in the US, Europe, and South America. Critics have described her as possessing ‘razor-sharp intelligence and wit’ (The Washington Post) and as ‘elegant and engaging’ (The Wall Street Journal). In 2006, she was honored as a recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship.
Over the last seasons, Ieva made her Chicago Symphony debut at the Ravinia Festival with James Conlon and her Brazilian orchestral debut in Rio de Janeiro under the baton of Ligia Amadio. She has given solo recitals in Vilnius, Lithuania, on the Dame Myra Hess series in Chicago, at Caspary Hall in New York City, and at the Freer Gallery in Washington DC, after which the Washington Post called her a ‘splendid colorist’ and described her performance as ‘magical tone-painting’.
A much sought after chamber musician, Ieva recently appeared at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium and tours regularly with Musicians from Marlboro. Her piano trio—Trio Cavatina - won the 2009 Naumburg Chamber Music Competition and tours extensively in the United States. She appears annually at international music festivals including Marlboro, Ravinia, Bard, Prussia Cove in England, and Festival de la musique de chambre at La Lointaine in France and most recently at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany. Earning degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and from Mannes College of Music, her principal teachers have been Seymour Lipkin and Richard Goode.