World renowned violinist
A rare chance to hear Janine playing some of the world's most treasured Stradivarius violins.
Janine began to study the violin at age 6. Her father is the organist and harpsichordist Jan Jansen and both her brothers are also musicians. Her mother is a classical singer. Janine studied with Coosje Wijzenbeek, Philippe Hirschhorn, and Boris Belkin. She was a previous BBC New Generation Artist and in September 2003 she received the Dutch Music Prize from the Ministry of Culture – the highest distinction an artist can receive in The Netherlands.
Ever since her Concertgebouw debut in 1997, Janine has been a huge star in her native Holland. Today she is internationally recognised as one of the great violinists – a truly exciting and versatile artist. She works regularly with the world’s most eminent orchestras and conductors.
Janine could make magic on any violin, but a great instrumentalist deserves a great instrument. She currently plays the 1727 ‘Baron Deurbroucq’ Stradivarius, on loan from the Beare’s International Violin Society.