Janine Jansen


The violinist Janine Jansen, who was born in 1978 in Soest in the Dutch province of Utrecht, comes from a family of musicians. She began her violin training with Coosje Wijzenbeek at the age of six, later studying with Philippe Hirschhorn and Boris Belkin. It was in 2003, as a BBC New Generation Artist, that Jansen made her debut at the BBC Proms. She has since appeared there regularly, including at the legendary Last Night of the Proms concert in 2014, which was broadcast all over the world on television. She has performed with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In the 2018-19 season, Jansen is artist-in-residence with the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. She toured to Japan and South Korea with the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle in September 2018; played the Sibelius Concerto with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam and Valery Gergiev in December; and performed Mozart’s A major Concerto with the Vienna Philharmonic under Ádám Fischer at the Salzburg Mozart Week in January. Jansen is also a devoted chamber musician. During the current season, she is touring with pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk, presenting works by Robert and Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms, and César Franck. Jansen’s discography includes music spanning three centuries, from Antonio Vivaldi to Benjamin Britten. Her recordings have garnered the Edison Klassiek four times, and she has also received the Concertgebouw Prize, the Royal Philharmonic Society Award, and the Bremen Music Festival Prize, as well as the Johannes Vermeer Prijs in 2018. Janine Jansen plays the “Rivaz – Baron Gutmann” Stradivari, which is on loan from Dextra Musica.

February 2019