Janine Jansen

  Photo by Kasskara

De Raaff, Mendelssohn, and Rachmaninoff
New work, De Raaff (World Premiere)
Violin Concerto, Mendelssohn
Symphony No. 3, Rachmaninoff

Edo de Waart - conductor
Janine Jansen - violin
The Boston Symphony Orchestra

About Janine Jansen
Her debut at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in 1997 resulted in invitations from all over Europe. Her London debut in November 2002, accompanied by the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy, attracted immediate worldwide attention, and since she has appeared with many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo and Sydney Symphony. She has collaborated with such eminent conductors as Frans Bruggen, Riccardo Chailly, Valery Gergiev, Roger Norrington, Sakari Oramo, Mikhail Pletnev and Leonard Slatkin.
Janine Jansen holds an exclusive recording contract with the Decca Music Group, and received great acclaim for her first album with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Barry Wordsworth. Her second Decca disc featured Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. BBC Music Magazine praised the “ravishing sequence of captivating sonorities that grow naturally out of the music rather than being superimposed on it”. Her next disc features the Mendelssohn and Bruch Violin concertos with Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.

Janine was a BBC New Generation Artist and in July 2003 made her debut at the BBC Proms. In 2005 she was the star soloist of the First Night of the BBC Proms, performing the Mendelssohn Concerto with the BBC Symphony and Roger Norrington live for television on BBC One.

In the 2006/07 season Janine Jansen will make her debuts with Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra Washington, Dallas and Detroit Symphony Orchestras. She will tour the US with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra as well as making her debut with New York Philharmonic under Maazel in the autumn. In Europe, engagements include tours with City of Birmingham Symphony, and Israel Philharmonic Orchestras, and concerts include the Philharmonia Orchestra, Rotterdam and Czech Philharmonics, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Frankfurt Radio and Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg.

Janine is a devoted performer of chamber music: she established and curates the annual International Chamber Music Festival in Utrecht, and since 1998 has been a member of Spectrum Concerts Berlin, an important chamber music series in the Berlin Philharmonie. Her chamber partners include Yuri Bashmet, Itamar Golan, Mischa Maisky, Julian Rachlin, Heinrich Schiff and Kathryn Stott.

At Tanglewood Janine Jansen will perform the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Op. 64 Koussevitzky Music Shed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Edo de Waart.

The Times:
“Already a huge star in her native Holland, Janine Jansen has quickly gained a reputation as an exciting and versatile artist, whose interpretations seem to flow as naturally from the heart of the music as water from a spring."

Koussevitzky Music Shed

Open Rehearsal
August 4, 2007
10:30 AM

De Raaff, Mendelssohn, and Rachmaninoff
August 5, 2007
2:30 PM