Janine Jansen, Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer, Noortje Kramer
Young dutch musicians

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Artist websites:
Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer : http://www.larzetto.com/
Janine Jansen: http://www.janinejansen.com/
Noortje Kramer: http://www.sfogato.nl/

"If one had to evoke the Dutch violinist Janine Jansen in a word, it would be energy. It fizzes through her playing as she galvanizes an old warhorse such as Brahms's Violin Concerto, just as it seems to pulse through her whole frame. She has everything the Brahms needs: surging power for the double-octaves, fire in the fingers for the heroic passagework, but also the poetic sensibility and confidence sometimes to be the still, small voice in the whirlwind."
The Times, 15 October 2004

Janine studied with Coosje Wijzenbeek, at the Conservatory of Utrecht with Philipp Hirshhorn, and following her graduation (cum laude) with Boris Belkin. In September 2003 she received the Dutch Music Prize from the Ministry of Culture - the highest distinction an artist can receive in The Netherlands - after a performance of Prokofiev's second violin concerto with the Rotterdam Philharmonic conducted by Valery Gergiev. She received the Edison Classic Public Award in 2004

The outstanding instrument being used by Janine Jansen is the violin by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1727, 'Barrere' on extended loan from the Elise Mathilde Fund through intermediation of The Stradivari Society® of Chicago. The Stradivari Society® is a unique organization that supports artists of exceptional talent and ability to find the most suitable instruments for them.

Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer (1977) studied at the Juilliard School for Music in New York with clarinettist Charles Neidich. This study Lars was supported by The Fullbright Scholarship, Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten Foundation, Nuffic Scholarship.He has won several first prices with several international competitions.

"Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer distinguishes himself by his exceptionally expressive musicality. In a very personal way he captures his audience as he is able to breathe new life into music combining artistic expressiveness and technical mastery into a real unity. He endows every piece with a semblance of improvisation as if it is being created on the spot." Quote from the jury which awarded him the prestigious "Phillip Morris Kunstprijs Muziek" in 1999

Noortje Krämer begon haar pianostudie aan het Brabants Conservatorium bij Liana Serbescu. Zij zette haar opleiding voort aan het Sweelinck Conservatorium te Amsterdam, alwaar zij in 1990 haar diploma Uitvoerend Musicus behaalde. Haar docenten waren Jan Gruithuyzen, Jan Wijn, Edith Lateiner-Grosz en Hans Dercksen. Tevens volgde zij masterclasses bij o.a. Sebök, Leygraf, Margulisch en Wayenberg.

Noortje Krämer is een veelgevraagd en inspirerend begeleidster van (jonge) instrumentalisten, zangers en koren. Als kamermusicus maakte zij enkele C.D.'s in de serie Young Dutch Musicians

Manuel Recorded this album on location in the Philips Hall Eindhoven.