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Janine Jansen artist in residence

02 December 2020

Janine Jansen at home in Sweden (Photo: Rouven Steinke


Janine Jansen ranks among the world’s greatest violinists. Accordingly, she has toured several times with the Concertgebouworkest, travelling to Spain and the US in 2010, to Berlin (on a state visit) in April 2011, to China and South-Korea in February 2012, and to South Africa in March 2013 and again to China in 2017. In the 2020/2021 season, the long and much cherished cooperation will be awarded with a residency.

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 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.

Jansen made a double Concertgebouworkest 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 Concertgebouworkest and dedicated to her. Her most recent visit to the orchestra was in December 2018, when she performed the Sibelius' Violin Concerto under the baton of Valery Gergiev.

Janine Jansen plays the Shumsky-Rode Stradivarius from 1715, generously loaned by a European benefactor.