Biography - Jennifer Janse
Jennifer read music at Selwyn College, Cambridge before winning several scholarships to study the cello at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In 1991 Jennifer, together with pianist Virginia Hanslip, won third prize in the prestigious Shostakovich International Chamber Music Competition in St Petersburg, Russia. They were the first ever non- Soviet prize winners. Through Yehudi Menuhin’s organisation Live Music Now! designed to promote young musicians, Jennifer gave more than a hundred solo recitals throughout England. As an orchestral musician Jennifer has played worldwide for many orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia and the period instrument ensembles The King's Consort, The English Concert and The Sixteen.
In 2002 Jennifer became an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, an honour given to musicians who have achieved distinction in the profession. Jennifer has a passion for promoting music education and as well as teaching the cello has a one woman (and a cello) interactive show for schools “Cello-Ello”.