Janine Jansen


Born: 1978   Country: Netherlands  
Janine Jansen's 1997 debut with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw signaled the rise of a major violin talent. But Jansen remained little known outside of the Netherlands until her 2002 London debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy. Thereafter, invitations to appear with the major European and American orchestras poured in, and in 2003 she was awarded the Dutch Music Prize, the highest artistic award given in the Netherlands. Read more While her beauty and statuesque appearance often figure in the marketing of her recordings, Jansen is rightly regarded as one of her generation's foremost violinists. With a formidable technique and immaculate tone, Jansen fashions her interpretations with both imagination and maturity. And her repertory is broad, taking in works by J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Sibelius, Debussy, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and modern composers like Robert Helps and Richard Dubugnon. Jansen has recorded for Decca and Naxos. Janine Jansen was born in Soest, Netherlands, on January 7, 1978. She began lessons on the violin at six and had advanced studies at the University of Utrecht. Her list of teachers includes Philippe Hirschhorn, Coosje Wijzenbeek, and Boris Belkin.

Following her 1997 Concertgebouw debut, Jansen slowly began building her career abroad. From 1998, she regularly took part in the Spectrum Concerts Berlin, a chamber music series of the Berlin Philharmonic. In 2001 she performed the Brahms Violin Concerto with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. Jansen also began performing in the U.K. as a BBC New Generation Artist.

While her London debut with Ashkenazy in 2002 ushered in more concert opportunities, it also led to several successful recordings. Naxos issued her first CD in 2003, a disc of works by John Harbison, and Decca followed in the two succeeding years with an album of various concertante works entitled simply Janine Jansen and a disc of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.

While the latter recording generated some controversy, it became a digital best-seller and received an Echo award in 2006. Two more Echo awards followed for her Decca recordings of Mendelssohn and Bruch concertos (2007) and Beethoven and Britten concertos (2010).

In the 2007-2008 season Jansen made impressive debuts with the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestras and in October 2009 she debuted with the Berlin Philharmonic in an acclaimed performance of the Britten Violin Concerto. In 2011 Decca issued Jansen's first recital disc, Beau Soir, a collection of French works featuring accompaniment by pianist Itamar Golan.

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    The Decca Sound [Repackaged Edition]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002434502 Release Date: 01/29/2016   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Manuel de Falla,  Claude Debussy,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Enrique Granados  ... 
    Performer:  Teresa Berganza,  Alfredo Campoli,  Vladimir Ashkenazy,  Cecilia Bartoli  ... 
    Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet,  Ataulfo Argenta,  Anatole Fistoulari,  Vladimir Ashkenazy  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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    Brahms: Violin Concerto; Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 1 / Jansen, Pappano
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002375902 Release Date: 01/08/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Béla Bartók
    Performer:  Janine Jansen
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra
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    Bach Adagio [2015]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002415902 Release Date: 11/20/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Ferruccio Busoni
    Performer:  János Starker,  András Schiff,  Janine Jansen,  Albrecht Mayer  ... 
    Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood,  Ottavio Dantone,  Riccardo Chailly,  John Eliot Gardiner  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  English Concert,  Academia Bizantina  ... 
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    Tchaikovsky: Masterworks Edition
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002362102 Release Date: 09/04/2015   Number of Discs: 27
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Rosemarie Lang,  Anne Sofie von Otter,  Ruthid Engert-Ely,  Mirella Freni  ... 
    Conductor:  James Levine,  Mstislav Rostropovich,  Seiji Ozawa,  Mikhail Pletnev  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Dresden,  Tchaikovsky Choir,  French National Orchestra  ... 
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    Horizon 6 / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
    Label: Rco Live   Catalog: 15001 Release Date: 04/28/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Luc Brewaeys,  Detlev Glanert,  Michel van der Aa,  Louis Andriessen
    Performer:  Janine Jansen
    Conductor:  David Robertson,  Xian Zhang,  Vladimir Jurowski,  Otto Tausk  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
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  • 6.
    Martin Frost Plays Brahms
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 2063 Release Date: 07/08/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Torleif Thedéen,  Martin Fröst,  Roland Pöntinen,  Janine Jansen  ... 
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    Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Janine Jansen [blu-ray audio]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001993546 Release Date: 02/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Maarten Jansen,  Candida Thompson,  Henk Rubingh,  Julian Rachlin  ... 
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    Bach: Concertos / Janine Jansen
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001930102 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Jan Jansen,  Nimrod Guez,  Monika Urbonaite,  Tijmen Huisingh  ... 
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    Mozart / Frost
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1893 Release Date: 09/24/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Martin Fröst,  Leif Ove Andsnes,  Antoine Tamestit,  Janine Jansen  ... 
    Conductor:  Martin Fröst
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
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    Britten: The Masterpieces
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001880702 Release Date: 08/13/2013   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Rachel Masters,  Viola Tunnard,  Gillian Saunders,  Patricia Garrod  ... 
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten,  Stephen Cleobury,  George Guest,  George Malcolm  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  English Chamber Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra  ... 
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    String Paths / Dobrinka Tabakova
    Label: Ecm   Catalog: 001836402 Release Date: 06/18/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dobrinka Tabakova
    Performer:  Amihai Grosz,  Boris Andrianov,  Torleif Thedéen,  Roman Mints  ... 
    Conductor:  Maxim Rysanov
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
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    Schubert: String Quintet; Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht / Janine Jansen
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001831602 Release Date: 04/30/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert,  Arnold Schoenberg
    Performer:  Torleif Thedéen,  Amihai Grosz,  Janine Jansen,  Boris Brovtsyn  ... 
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    Prokofiev   / Janine Jansen
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001746602 Release Date: 10/16/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
    Performer:  Janine Jansen,  Itamar Golan,  Boris Brovtsyn
    Conductor:  Vladimir Jurowski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Violin Encores
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001742802 Release Date: 10/09/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jules Massenet,  John T. Williams,  Fritz Kreisler,  Sir Edward Elgar  ... 
    Performer:  Nigel Kennedy,  Janine Jansen,  Shlomo Mintz,  Clifford Benson  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard Bonynge,  Barry Wordsworth,  Charles Dutoit,  Iván Fischer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roby Lakatos Ensemble
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    Classical 2012
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001675702 Release Date: 05/08/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Georges Bizet,  Giovanni Battista Pergolesi,  Francesco Cilča,  Giacomo Puccini  ... 
    Performer:  Andrea Bocelli,  Anna Netrebko,  Jonas Kaufmann,  Renée Fleming  ... 
    Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung,  Antonio Pappano,  Marco Armiliato,  Daniele Callegari  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Fagiolini
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    The Decca Sound - Highlights
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001620002 Release Date: 11/15/2011   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini,  Béla Bartók,  Benjamin Britten,  Sergei Rachmaninov  ... 
    Performer:  Montserrat Caballé,  Luciano Pavarotti,  Dame Joan Sutherland,  Renata Tebaldi  ... 
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta,  Franco Capuana,  István Kertész,  Benjamin Britten  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir,  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir  ... 
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    The Classical Album 2011
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001566202 Release Date: 06/14/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Vincenzo Bellini,  Franz Liszt,  Jules Massenet,  Giacomo Puccini  ... 
    Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli,  Lang Lang,  Anne-Sophie Mutter,  Anna Netrebko  ... 
    Conductor:  Adám Fischer,  James Levine,  Claudio Abbado,  Riccardo Chailly  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Chamber Soloists
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    Beau Soir / Janine Jansen
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001524902 Release Date: 02/22/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claude Debussy,  Richard Dubugnon,  Lili Boulanger,  Olivier Messiaen  ... 
    Performer:  Janine Jansen,  Itamar Golan
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    Beethoven, Britten: Violin Concertos / Janine Jansen, Et Al
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001328102 Release Date: 09/29/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Janine Jansen
    Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen,  London Symphony Orchestra
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    Shostakovich: Piano Quintet, Etc / Rachlin, Jansen, Et Al
    Label: Onyx   Catalog: 4026 Release Date: 02/12/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
    Performer:  Itamar Golan,  Janine Jansen,  Julian Rachlin,  Yuri Bashmet  ... 
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  • 21.
    Bach: Inventions And Partita / Jansen, Rysanov, Thedeen
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000990502 Release Date: 09/25/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Janine Jansen,  Maxim Rysanov,  Torleif Thedéen
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  • 22.
    Sheherazade - An Oriental Night With Berliner Philharmonic / Järvi
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2055318 Release Date: 07/31/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Carl Nielsen,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Edvard Grieg  ... 
    Performer:  Janine Jansen
    Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 23.
    Mendelssohn, Bruch: Violin Concertos, Romance / Janine Jansen, Et Al
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000726002 Release Date: 01/09/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Max Bruch,  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Janine Jansen
    Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
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  • 24.
    Lovers' Adagios
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000615202 Release Date: 02/14/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Joaquin Rodrigo,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ... 
    Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy,  Maurice Hasson,  Henryk Szeryng,  Marisa Robles  ... 
    Conductor:  Bernard Haitink,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Charles Dutoit,  Herbert von Karajan  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Montreal Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Janine Jansen
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000529802 Release Date: 10/11/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Janine Jansen,  Maarten Jansen,  Candida Thompson,  Henk Rubingh  ... 
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