Katherine Jacobson, piano

Katherine Jacobson's international performing career as a soloist, duo pianist and chamber musician has received great critical acclaim. Her Carnegie Hall debut, with piano partner Leon Fleisher, was praised by The New York Times for its "abundant musicality and refined technique." Leading orchestras with which she has performed include the Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Gulbenkian Orchestra of Portugal, and the Orchestre National d'Ile de France. Ms. Jacobson gave the North American premiere of the Concertino for Piano and Chamber Orchestra by the late Greek Cypriot composer Phanos Dymiotis. Emphasizing the importance of the music of our own time, she has commissioned works by contemporary women composers such as Dina Koston and Luna Pearl Woolf, most recently performing chamber music of Dina Koston in Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall. At the Cleveland Institute of Music, she received her master of music degree studying with the renowned duo piano team of Vronsky and Babin. Prior to attending the Cleveland Institute of Music, Ms. Jacobson graduated from St. Olaf College, receiving her bachelor of music degree. Ms. Jacobson frequently performs solo and duo piano concerts worldwide with her husband, Leon Fleisher. Ms. Jacobson serves on the faculty of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.