Invited artists / Jacob Shaw

Jacob Shaw

“Spellbinding… True poetry” The Strad, 2016. Internationally award winning British cellist Jacob Shaw,has given acclaimed concerts across Europe, USA and Asia in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Berlin Konzerthaus, Guangzhou Opera and the Royal Albert Hall.

His 2015 2CD album DEBUT won rave reviews internationally – Remy Franck, director of the International Classical Music Awards wrote “No doubt: Jacob Shaw is one of the most charismatic and distinctive performers I have heard in the last time”

With a vast repertoire and fresh approach to classical concerts, Jacob established “Radical Classic” as an alternative movement to build a diverse and new generation of classical music lovers.

His passion for collaborating with different cultures and musical genres has led to projects with indie, jazz, folk, traditional and electronic musicians. [Avec un vaste répertoire et une toute nouvelle approche des concerts classiques, Jacob crée « Radical Classic » comme un mouvement alternatif pour construire une génération diversifiée et nouvelle d’amateurs de musique classique. Sa passion pour la collaboration de différentes cultures et genres musicaux a conduit à des projets avec des musiciens avant-gardistes, de jazz, de folk, de musique traditionnelle et électronique] In 2017 he will collaborate with Ask La Cour Rasmussen, solo dancer of the New York City Ballet, choreographing the 3rd Solo Suite by Benjamin Britten.

Equally in demand as a teacher, he is the director of the foundation for young cellists – Scandinavian Cello School and gives masterclasses worldwide.

Since 2012 Jacob has been based in Copenhagen, Denmark and is a Pirastro Artist.