"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 has longstanding relationships with the world’s most eminent orchestras and conductors. This season’s highlights include European tours with London Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Sir Antonio Pappano, Dresden Staatskapelle with Christian Thielemann and a Far East tour together with Oslo Philharmonic and Klaus Mäkelä. As part of her Artistic Partnership with Camerata Salzburg Janine Jansen will also join two major tours across Europe focusing on Mozart’s Violin Concertos.
In March 2024 the Concertgebouw Amsterdam will host the first “Janine Jansen Bach Festival” comprising of a number of orchestral, choral and chamber concerts programmed, inspired and performed by Janine and her musical partners.
Other orchestral highlights include engagements with Czech Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir Antonio Pappano, Tonhalle Orchestra/Paavo Järvi, Rotterdam Philharmonic/Shani and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande/Dutoit, Janine Jansen will perform the world premiere of Britta Byström’s Violin Concerto co-commissioned by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and returns to the London Symphony Orchestra for Sally Beamish’s Double Concerto Distans together with Martin Fröst.
Janine records exclusively for Decca Classics. Her latest recording “12 Stradivari” 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 the Founder and Artistic Director of the International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht which celebrates its 20th anniversary in December 2023. Together with Martha Argerich and Mischa Maisky she performs a number of trio performances across Europe and continues her fruitful recital collaboration with pianist Denis Kozhukhin. Further chamber music projects are planned at Sion and Røros Festivals as well as at London’s Wigmore Hall where she is Artist-in-Residence during the 23/24 season.
Since 2019 she is Professor of Violin at the HÉMU Valais – Wallis in Sion, Switzerland. From November 2023 she additionally teaches at Kronberg Academy.
Janine studied with Coosje Wijzenbeek, Philipp Hirshhorn and Boris Belkin.
Janine Jansen plays the Shumsky-Rode Stradivarius from 1715, on generous loan from a European benefactor.