" ... Mr. Jacobsen was an interpretive dynamo.
...Eric Jacobsen was a deferential accompanist, adding a warm glow...”
- The New York Times
...As a conductor, Jacobsen never upstaged the music. He used graceful, sweeping motions or small, precise strokes
for trickier passages. But there was nothing flashy about his direction; he appeared perfectly content to let featured
musicians keep the momentum going when appropriate."
"The orchestral playing is particularly impressive: The Knights under the baton of Eric Jacobsen, provide both a
strong force and subtle sensitive moments. In the slow middle movement the woodwinds ignite their engine over
which Shaham and his solo violin bask in the expansive sonic beauty. Warm bassoon tone with singing clarinets feature
strongly. The orchestra gives strength in characters, glowing and shimmering, showing the romantic side of Prokofiev.
The third movement is full of ever-changing virtuosic prowess, the feeling of dance-like rhythm taking centre stage."
Boosey & Hawkes, March 2017
Grammy.org, February 2017
The Baltimore Sun, February 2016
Brooklyn Rider Welcomes Cellist Michael Nicolas in First Personnel Change of Quartet's Ten-Year History
21C Media Group, January 2016