As recently as 2006, the Editor-in-Chief of Emmy magazine wrote: "The word 'genius' is bandied
about a bit too freely these days, but in Jobson's case, the term not only applies, it's been used to
describe him since his northern England childhood, when he was such a violin and piano prodigy that
he wrote his first string quartet at 13 [and] performed with his first professional symphony at 14..."
His performances and compositions have received press accolades, having been described as "brilliant"
[All Music Guide], "intriguingly original" [Los Angeles Times], even, "magnificent" [London Times],
and "dazzling" [The Boston Globe].
Jobson started guitar and classical piano at age 7, and violin at age 8