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Janine Jansen

Janine Jansen on a staircase, wearing a blue dress and holding her violin


"Among the world's star soloists, she's as keen a listener, as adept and intimate a chamber partner, as it gets." New York Times

Violinist Janine Jansen works regularly with the world’s most eminent orchestras and conductors. This season’s highlights include engagements with Boston Symphony Orchestra/Andris Nelsons, Tonhalle Orchestra/Paavo Järvi, London Symphony Orchestra/Gianandrea Noseda, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (in a play/direct programme) and Orquesta Nacional de España/David Afkham. As part of her artist residency with Orchestre de Paris, she joins the ensemble on a major European concert tour under Music Director Klaus Mäkelä as well as in subscription concerts in Paris.

During season 2022/23 the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra invite Janine Jansen on two occasions: for performances of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No 4 with Herbert Blomstedt and again for performances of Sally Beamish’s Concerto Distans together with Martin Fröst and Klaus Mäkelä. The work was jointly commissioned by the orchestra.

She joins Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Sir Antonio Pappano for an extensive tour across Europe and will also be part of the official inauguration of the new Casals Forum Kronberg together with Chamber Orchestra of Europe. In spring 2023 she joins Camerata Salzburg for a series of European performances presenting Mozart’s Violin Concertos.

During the autumn she performs a number recitals together with pianist Denis Kozhukhin culminating in a performance at Carnegie Hall.

Janine records exclusively for Decca Classics. Her latest recording “12 Stradivari” released in September 2021, is a unique exploration of 12 great Stradivarius violins and the repertoire these extraordinary instruments inspired. The chosen repertoire is specially curated by Janine Jansen to showcase the unique qualities of each violin.

She is Artistic Director at the International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht, a festival she founded back in 2003. Further chamber music projects are planned at Sion and Kronberg Festivals as well as at Philharmonie Köln as part of an artist residency.

Since 2019 she is Professor of Violin at the HÉMU Sion (Haute École de Musique Vaud Valais Fribourg).

Janine has won numerous prizes, including the Vermeer Prize 2018 awarded by the Dutch government, five Edison Klassiek Awards, der Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, NDR Musikpreis for outstanding artistic achievement and 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. In September 2015 she was awarded the Bremen MusikFest Award. Janine studied with Coosje Wijzenbeek, Philipp Hirshhorn and Boris Belkin.

Janine Jansen plays the Shumsky-Rode Stradivarius from 1715, on generous loan by a European benefactor.

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