Student of Coosje Wijzenbeek, Philipp Hirshhorn and Boris Belkin, violinist Janine Jansen is Artistic Director at the Internationaal Kamermuziek festival Utrecht, a festival she founded back in 2003. Further chamber music projects are planned at Sion Festival as well as at Kölner Philharmonie as part of an artist residency. She works regularly with the world’s most eminent orchestras and conductors.
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 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.
Recently she played with Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich with Paavo Järvi, London Symphony Orchestra with Gianandrea Noseda, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Orquesta Nacional de España with David Afkham.
During season 2022-23 the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra invites Janine Jansen on two occasions: for performances of Mozart’s Violin Concerto N04 with Herbert Blomstedt and again for performances of Sally Beamish’s ConcertoDistans together with Martin Fröst and Klaus Mäkelä. She joins Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Sir Antonio Pappano for an extensive tour across Europe and in spring 2023 she joins Camerata Salzburg for a series of European performances presenting Mozart’s Violin Concertos.
Since 2019 she is Professor of violin at the HEMU (Haute École de Musique Vaud Valais Fribourg).