Janine Jansen

With an enviable international reputation, violinist Janine Jansen works regularly with the world’s most eminent orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker and the New York Philharmonic. She was the Featured Artist at the 2014 BBC Proms, culminating in an appearance at the internationally-renowned Last Night of the Proms.

Following acclaimed performances in recent years, this season Janine returns to the San Francisco Symphony (Michael Tilson Thomas), Orchestre de Paris (Paavo Järvi) and Royal Stockholm (Sakari Oramo) and Rotterdam (Valery Gergiev) Philharmonic orchestras. Appearances with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra include concerts with Andres Orozco-Estrada and the world premiere of Michel van der Aa’s Violin Concerto conducted by Vladimir Jurowski; she also performs the work with Andrew Litton and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.

Janine undertakes a number of European tours this season, including concerts with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Sir Antonio Pappano and the London Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding. She takes her famous interpretation of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons on tour with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta and directs the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in concerts in Germany, France and the Netherlands. A devoted chamber musician, she undertakes two recital tours with pianist Itamar Golan, in the Netherlands and the USA. Janine established and curates the annual International Chamber Music Festival in Utrecht, which takes place in June each year.

Particularly renowned for her success in the digital music charts, Janine records exclusively for Decca Classics. Future releases include Bartók’s Violin Concerto No.1 with the LSO and Brahms’ Violin Concerto with Santa Cecilia, both conducted by Pappano. Past recordings include an album of concertos and sonatas by Bach, Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No.2 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Jurowski, the Beethoven and Britten Concertos with Paavo Järvi, Mendelssohn and Bruch with Riccardo Chailly, and Tchaikovsky with Daniel Harding. Janine has also released a number of chamber music discs, including Schubert’s String Quintet and Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht.

Janine Jansen has won numerous prizes, including four Edison Klassiek Awards, three ECHO Klassik awards, the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, NDR Musikpreis for outstanding artistic achievement and, most recently, the Concertgebouw Prize. She has been given the VSCD Klassieke Muziekprijs for individual achievement and the Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist Award for performances in the UK. Janine studied with Coosje Wijzenbeek, Philipp Hirschhorn and Boris Belkin.

Janine currently plays the very fine 1727 ‘Baron Deurbroucq’ Stradivarius kindly loaned to her through ‘The Beare’s International Violin Society’.

Bio from janinejansen.com