Eric Jacobsen

Updated
30 Nov 2016

Eric Jacobsen, a conductor and cellist hailed by The New York Times as "an interpretive dynamo," has built a reputation for engaging audiences with innovative and collaborative projects. As Co-founder and Artistic Director of the adventurous orchestra The Knights, and a founding member of the genre-defying string quartet Brooklyn Rider, Jacobsen was awarded a United States Artists Fellowship in 2012 along with his brother, violinist Colin Jacobsen. He is also a member of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, and serves as Music Director of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony and Artistic Partner of the Northwest Sinfonietta. Jacobsen led Camerata Bern as a guest conductor in the first European performance of Mark O'Connor's American Seasons. He recently directed the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and soloist Wu Man; performed Schubert, Jennifer Higdon, and Morton Feldman; premiered Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky's Sacred Signs in Chicago's Orchestra Hall with the Silk Road Ensemble and Yo-Yo Ma; and led the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. In 2015, Jacobsen served as a Performance LOI panelist.