Thursday, April 28, 2022

Violinist Stefan Jackiw to Appear with Maestro Rossen Milanov and the Princeton Symphony Orchestra

Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) presents its 

Milanov & Jackiw Concert 

WHEN: Saturday, May 7, at 8pm and Sunday, May 8, at 4pm
Richardson Auditorium, on the campus of Princeton University, Princeton
start at $20, youth (ages 5-17) are half price, and may be ordered through the Princeton Symphony Orchestra website at or by calling 609-497-0020.

The Milanov & Jackiv Concert features violin virtuoso Stefan Jackiw. Jackiw performs Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s lush Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 on a program with Gabriela Lena Frank’s Elegía Andina and Felix Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56. 

Edward T. Cone Music Director Rossen Milanov conducts both concerts at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, on the campus of Princeton University.

Milanov (conducting the PSO, left) and Jackiw are no strangers, having performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 2015, the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra in 2019, and, most recently, with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra this past October. Milanov invited the violinist to play with the PSO in March 2020, but that performance was pre-empted by the pandemic. Milanov says, “I’m so pleased to finally be able to collaborate with Stefan Jackiw here with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra in such an intimate setting as Richardson Auditorium. His intelligent and virtuosic interpretation of Korngold’s concerto is not to be missed.”

Stefan Jackiw
is one of America’s foremost violinists, captivating audiences with playing that combines poetry and purity with an impeccable technique. He has appeared as soloist with the Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco symphony orchestras, among others. In the 2021–2022 season, highlights include performances with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra and Alan Gilbert, and with Orchestre National de Lyon under Nikolaj Znaider. Born to physicist parents of Korean and German descent, he began playing the violin at the age of four. His teachers have included Zinaida Gilels, Michèle Auclair, and Donald Weilerstein. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University, as well as an Artist Diploma from the New England Conservatory, and is the recipient of a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. Jackiw plays a violin made in 1750 in Milan by G.B. Guadagnini, on generous loan from a private collection.

Leading off the concert program is contemporary composer Gabriela Lena Frank’s Elegía Andina (Andean Elegy), written in 2020. Frank’s work explores what it means to be of several ethnic persuasions. Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Violin Concerto was dedicated to Alma Mahler, widow of his childhood mentor Gustav Mahler, and Felix Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony was inspired by the composer’s tour of the ruined chapel of Holyrood Castle near Edinburgh, Scotland.

All attendees are required to wear masks at all times while inside the building, be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and must have received boosters, if eligible.

Health and Safety

Along with adhering to the New Jersey Department of Health's COVID-19 guidelines, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra is working closely with our venues to ensure your safety and comfort. Princeton University has a strict visitor policy in place. There will be a vaccination plus booster requirement with no exceptions. For details and to keep up to date with the most recent COVID safety requirements, please visit our Health & Safety website page.


The Princeton Symphony Orchestra is committed to ensuring all programming is accessible for everyone, working with venues to provide needed services. Contact ADA Coordinator Kitanya Khateri for questions about available services at or 609-497-0020. Note: some services require at least two weeks’ notice to arrange.

Programs, artists, dates, and times are subject to change.