In the 2012/13 season Janine undertakes a number of international concert tours. At the beginning of the season she performs Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto on a European tour with the London Symphony Orchestra and Waleri Gergiyev, including two highly anticipated performances at London’s Barbican Centre. She is also the featured soloist on a European tour with the Munich Philharmonic and Lorin Maazel, and tours Europe and North America with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer. Janine continues her long association with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra by joining Charles Dutoit on a tour of South Africa in celebration of the orchestra’s 125th anniversary. In early 2013, Janine works with the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields on a wide-ranging concert tour to Istanbul, Salzburg, London, Eindhoven and Germany.
After lauded performances in past seasons, she returns to the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra for the world premiere of Penderecki’s Double Concerto with Julian Rachlin, as well as again with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, hr-Sinfonieorchester, and Rotterdam Philharmonic, and makes her debut with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
A dedicated chamber musician, Janine undertakes a duo recital tour in Japan with pianist Itamar Golan in a program of works by Beethoven, Szymanowski and Dubugnon. She founded and curates the Utrecht International Chamber Music Festival and has performed in every concert season of the Spectrum Concerts Berlin chamber music series at the Berlin Philharmonie since 1998. Her regular chamber music partners include Martin Fröst, Torleif Thedéen, Maxim Rysanov, Boris Brovtsyn and Amihai Grosz.
Janine is particularly famous for her success in the digital music charts, recording exclusively for Decca (Universal Music). Her latest recording, which has just been released on the London label, includes chamber music recordings of Bach concertos and two sonatas for violin and harpsichord. Her future releases include a Prokoev disc with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski, and a chamber music project including Schubert’s String Quintet and Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Utrecht International Chamber Music Festival. Her previous recordings include the Beethoven and Britten concertos with Paavo Järvi, Mendelssohn and Bruch with Riccardo Chailly, and Tchaikovsky with Daniel Harding.
To date, Janine has received the Dutch Music Prize from the Ministry of Culture – the highest award an artist can achieve in the Netherlands – apart from numerous other prizes including four Edison Klassiek Awards, three ECHO Klassik Music Prizes, the German Record Critics’ Prize, and the NDR Music Prize for outstanding artistic achievement. She has also won the VSCD Klassieke Muziekprijs for individual achievement and the RPS Instrumentalist Award for performance in the United Kingdom. Janine studied with Coosje Wijzenbeek, Philipp Hirshhorn and Boris Belkin, among others.
The outstanding instrument Janine plays is the “Barrere” violin by Antonio Stradivari (1727), on long-term loan from the Elise Mathilde Foundation.