Janine Jansen ranks among the world’s greatest violinists. Accordingly, she has toured several times with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, travelling to Spain and the US in 2010, to Berlin (on a state visit) in April 2011, to China in February 2012 and January 2017, and to South Africa in March 2013.
She has also made solo appearances with such orchestras as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras.
Jansen made a double RCO debut back in December 2004, performing the Britten Violin Concerto and the Prokofiev Second Violin Concerto. She has been a regular guest soloist ever since. In November 2014, she performed the world premiere of Michael van der Aa's Violin Concerto, commissioned by the Concertgebouw Orchestra and dedicated to her. In January 2018, she performed Bruch’s First Violin Concerto under the baton of Daniele Gatti in Amsterdam and at Carnegie Hall New York.
Jansen is the recipient of numerous prizes, including four Edison and three ECHO Klassik awards. She was awarded the 2003 Nederlandse Muziekprijs (Dutch Music Prize), the Classical Music Prize of the Association of Theatres and Concert Hall Management Boards (VSCD) in October 2008, and the Concertgebouw Prize in January 2013. She is also the recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist Award.
Janine Jansen plays the ‘Rivaz-Baron Gutmann’-Stradivarius built in 1707, given to her on loan by Dextra Musica.