Cellist Jennifer Janse gives rectial as part of Baroque season
March 23, 2012
A renowned cellist will be giving a recital as part of the Baroque Music season at Wokingham Town Hall.
Musician Jennifer Janse will be performing cello sonatas by Antonio Vivaldo and Georg Philipp Telemann at the town hall in Market Place on Wednesday, March 28.
The talented performer read music at Cambridge University before winning several scholarships to study the cello at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
In 1991 Jennifer and pianist Virginia Hanslip were the first non-Soviet prize winners in the prestigious Shostakovich International Chamber Music Competition held in St Petersburg, Russia.
Over the next few years Jennifer gave more than a hundred solo recitals throughout England as part of Yehudi Menuhin’s organisation Live Music Now.
Lord Menuhin described her as “among this country’s most outstanding musicians” and she went on to play around the world with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Philharmonia and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
She has also performed with the period instrument ensembles The King’s Consort, The English Concert, Collegium Musicum 90, Florilegeum and The Sixteen.
Jennifer plays the cello around Europe with her own ensemble The Musicke Companye, as well as giving performances on stage, radio and television.
In 2002 she became an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, an honour given to musicians who have achieved distinction in the profession.
Jennifer will play an antique seventeenth century English cello at Wokingham Town Hall and will be accompanied on the harpsichord by Richard Smith, artistic director of the Town Hall music season.
Other concerts in the series will be taking place in April, May and June including a performance by tenor Jake White.
- Jennifer Janse will be playing at 8pm and the concert last for an hour. Tickets are £12.50 and can be bought from www.wokinghamconcerts.co.uk or Wokingham Library in Denmark Street.