Lithuanian pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute's powerfully and intricately crafted performances have earned her critical acclaim throughout the United States and Europe. Her ability to communicate the essential substance of a work has led critics to describe her as possessing "razor-sharp intelligence and wit" (the Washington Post) and as "an artist of commanding technique, refined temperament and persuasive insight" (the New York Times). In 2006, she was honored as a recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship.
Ms. Jokubaviciute's Alban Berg Tribute CD was released to critical acclaim in 2010. The New York Times described her as "an authoritative and compelling guide throughout this fascinating disc." Her 2014 album Returning Paths: Solo Piano Works by Janacek and Suk was equally well received. Jokubaviciute regularly gives solo recitals in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington DC. She made her orchestral debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival and has since performed concerti with orchestras in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Montevideo, Uruguay; and in Washington, DC. Her piano trio, Trio Cavatina, won the 2009 Naumburg International Chamber Music Competition and made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2010.
In 2020, Jokubaviciute’s latest recording Northscapes will be released by Sono Luminus. This recording project weaves works, written within the last decade by composers from the Nordic and Baltic countries of Europe, into a tapestry of soundscapes that echo the reverberations between landscape, sound, and the imagination. This recording will include works by: Kaja Saariaho, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Raminta Šerkšnyte, Lasse Thoresen, Bent Sorensen, and Pēteris Vasks.
A much sought-after chamber musician and collaborator, notably with violinist Midori, Ms. Jokubaviciute's chamber music endeavors have brought her to major stages around the world, such as Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium, London's Wigmore Hall, and Washington DC's Kennedy Center. She regularly appears at music festivals including Marlboro, Ravinia, Bard, Caramoor, Chesapeake Chamber Music, Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival and Prussia Cove in England. She has also appeared in Festivals in Finland, Germany, and Spain.
Earning degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and from Mannes College of Music in New York City, her principal teachers have been Seymour Lipkin and Richard Goode. Previously, Ieva was Associate Professor, Piano at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA. Ieva is also on the faculty at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School and Festival in Blue Hill, Maine and has established herself as a mentoring artist at the Marlboro Music Festival in Marlboro, Vermont.