Biography Janine Jansen - violin

Violinist Janine Jansen works regularly with the world’s most eminent orchestras and conductors and has been described by the New York Times as being as “riveting in silence as in sound”.

In 2018-19 she is Artist-in-Residence with Tonhalle Orchester Zurich as well as Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra performing a variety of concerto and chamber music programmes in Zurich and Gothenburg throughout the season. She is also featured artist at the Mozartwoche Salzburg where she will perform with the Wiener Philharmoniker under Bernhard Haitink.

Orchestral highlights in 2018-19 include engagements with Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Gergiev), Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (Fischer), Orchestre de Paris (Harding), Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchester (Bychkov) and London Philharmonic (Jurowski). She embarks on a major tour of Japan and Korea with London Symphony Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle as well as European tours with Swedish Radio Orchestra under Daniel Harding, Chamber Orchestra of Europe with Sir Antonio Pappano and twice with Camerata Salzburg (with Daniel Blendulf performing Bernstein Serenade during the composers’ centenary celebrations and again in connection with the Mozartwoche Salzburg).

A devoted chamber musician, Janine will embark on a European recital tour with pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk offering a romantic programme including works by Clara and Robert Schumann, Brahms and Franck. The tour will take her to major European concert halls including Amsterdam, London, Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Brussels and Barcelona among others. She will also be making her recital debuts in Hong Kong and Taipei in autumn 2018.
The Munich concert series “Münchenmusik” and the Bodenseefestival have both created special features around Janine Jansen in season 18/19 offering a number of different events from solo recitals, intimate chamber music over to great symphonic programmes.

Janine records exclusively for Decca Classics and since recording Vivaldi’s Four Seasons back in 2003 she has been extremely successful in the digital music charts. Her discography includes performances of Bartok’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with London Symphony Orchestra and Brahms’ Violin Concerto with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano. Other highlights include a recording of Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski, Beethoven and Britten with Paavo Järvi, Mendelssohn and Bruch with Riccardo Chailly, Tchaikovsky with Daniel Harding as well as an album of Bach Concertos with her own ensemble. Janine has also released a number of chamber music discs, including Schubert’s String Quintet and Schönberg’s Verklärte Nacht and Sonatas by Debussy, Ravel and Prokofiev with pianist Itamar Golan.

Janine has won numerous prizes, including four Edison Klassiek Awards, the 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 1707 Stradivarius “Rivaz - Baron Gutmann” violin kindly on loan from Dextra Musica.