22 Feb 2018, by WouterAalberts
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In 2017 and 2018, Janine Jansen has the unique opportunity to perform five times at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY. The Dutch violinist will perform with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in January of 2018. In March that year, she will give the New York premiere of the concerto Dutch composer Michel van der Aa wrote for her.
For her Perspectives series, Jansen performs central works of the violin literature, as well as new works with two acclaimed orchestras and expert chamber-music partners. There will be a festival-like atmosphere in December when she performs two chamber-music concerts with many longtime colleagues. The first concert features Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, along with works by Szymanowski and Bartók. Later that week, there is a Russian concert with Shostakovich’s rarely performed Piano Trio No. 1, and music by Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff.
In January, she plays Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1—one of the most beloved Romantic concertos—with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by its new Chief Conductor Daniele Gatti. That month she also performs Chausson’s magnificent but rarely heard Concert for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the Dover Quartet. Jansen’s Perspectives culminates in March when, with The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, she gives the New York premiere of the concerto Michel van der Aa wrote for her.
A violinist with an enviable international reputation, Janine Jansen works regularly with the world's preeminent orchestras, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, and New York Philharmonic. She was the featured artist at the 2014 BBC proms, culminating in an appearance at the world-renowned Last Night of the Proms.
Ms Jansen has won numerous prizes, including four Edison Klassiek awards, three ECHO Klassik awards, the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, an NDR Musikpreis for outstanding artistic achievement, and most recently the Concertgebouw Prize. She has also been awarded the VSCD Klassieke Muziekprijs for individual achievement and the Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist Award for performances in the UK. Ms Jansen studied with Coosje Wijzenbeek, Philippe Hirschhorn, and Boris Belkin.