Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
Established English-Danish celloduo with exciting recital program
“No doubt: Jacob Shaw is one of the most charismatic and distinctive performers I have
heard in the last time” Remy Franck (President/International Classical Music Awards,
Editor in Chief/Pizzicato Magazine).
Award winning British cellist Jacob Shaw (b.1988) has given acclaimed concerts across
Europe, USA and Asia, establishing himself as one of the most prominent young soloists
based in Scandinavia. “Music Ambassador” for Dulwich College International and highly
dedicated to helping and promoting young talents in his own field, Jacob also supports
the next generation of musicians.
“On the stage Jacob Shaw is a larger-than-life personality. Illuminating performances…
personal, thoughtful, reflective… unexpectedly moving” (Strings Magazine, 2016). His
unique program ideas, original style, and enthusiasm have gained huge support and
admiration as a performer from the public and professional colleagues alike. Exploring
the boundaries of what is possible on his instrument, he often collaborates with folk,
world, indie, electronic and jazz musicians. In season 2015 he had two debuts in New
York that reflected his eclectic styles, in Carnegie Hall (classical recital with piano) and
in the Apollo Theatre (electric cello with works of Nico Muhly and improvisation with
traditional singers from Tahiti).
During his studies in London, Paris, Augsburg and Copenhagen, Jacob became a laureate
of numerous national and international competitions, and since has performed in some
of the world’s prestigious stages such as Carnegie Hall, Guangzhou Opera House, Oslo
Concert House, Salle Gaveau, Berlin Concert House, etc. He has premiered pieces by
composers such as Sofia Gubaidulina, Sir John Taverner, Frangis Ali-Sade and Haflidi
A passionate chamber musician, he regularly plays in esteemed festivals such as
Lockenhaus Festival, Gstaad, Sommets-du-Classique, iPalpiti and is the co-founder
and artistic director of the Festival International de Musique de Chambre en Charente
(www.chalaismusique.com). A dedicated teacher, his students have won national and
international competitions in Germany, Denmark, Japan, France and the UK, and Jacob
has given masterclasses in important music conservatories across the world such
as CCOM, Royal Irish Academy of Music, Shanghai Conservatory, Warsaw (Chopin)
University of Music, Chicago Northwestern University, New York, Paris….
His debut 2 CD album was released to rave reviews internationally in December 2015
by Roven Records and he can be heard regularly on radio throughout Europe, Asia and
More information at www.jacobshaw.de or on social media @jacobshawcellist.