...Bernstein’s music was a curio box that overflowed with pleasures. The conductor, Eric Jacobsen, held it all together with panache, and frequent and winning expressions of love and collegiality with his brother, Colin Jacobsen, seated before the orchestra to Eric’s left, playing as much co-leader as concertmaster.
— https://theberkshireedge.com/review-sexy-philosophical-candide-by-the-knights-at-tanglewood/
ALBUM RELEASE OF ‘AZUL’ WITH YO-YO MA
“Here is an album that has the potential to make you fall in love with new contemporary classical music.
— Ici Musique (Canada)
... Mr. Jacobsen was an interpretive dynamo. 

...Eric Jacobsen was a deferential accompanist, adding a warm glow...”

— The New York Times
AT THE ELBPHILHARMONIE: WITH WU MAN AND THE KNIGHTS
(The Knights with Eric Jacobsen)…playfully combine early music with avantgarde, great classics with world music - constantly blowing away audiences because this mix is simply irresistibly refined…
— Hamburger Abendblatt (Germany)
THE FIFTH EASTER FESTIVAL IN AIX-EN-PROVENCE
“Chamayou and The Knights: Simply Sublime!... The Knights, an ensemble that loves to share and open doors of musical exploration for audiences, has reached, with its director Eric Jacobsen, a level of ambition and sound perfection that is, again, unparalleled. Unforgettable, was the comment one could overhear everywhere when leaving the concert hall. We agree and confirm!”
— Destimed (France)
THE KNIGHTS WITH JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET AND RENAUD CAPUÇON AT THE EASTER FESTIVAL
”Aix-en-Provence meets New York at the Easter Festival! Behind this transatlantic miracle is an orchestra, a musical director, a violinist, and pianist: The Knights, Eric Jacobsen, Renaud Capuçon and Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
— ARTE (France)
GRAMMY NOMINATED ALBUM WITH GIL SHAHAM, ERIC JACOBSEN, THE KNIGHTS,
“The orchestral playing is particularly impressive: The Knights, under the baton of Eric Jacobsen, provide both a strong force and subtle sensitive moments... The orchestra gives strength in characters, glowing and shimmering... full of ever-changing virtuosic prowess.”
— Primephonic
“In the second movement [of Beethoven’s symphony no. 7] Jacobsen knows how to effectively approach the Funeral March and then give a sample of the ensemble’s potential in the following Presto...Jan Vogler and the Knights were in their quintessential element and caused thundering applause.”
— Echo|Online
...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.”
— Orlando Sentinel