Janice Graham

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Strings, Harp & Guitar
Violin Tutor
Janice Graham


Janice Graham has been the Leader of English Sinfonia since 1995 and was appointed Artistic Director in 2005. For 13 years she was Leader of the ENO orchestra and with them performed Meditation at Kenwood. Notable Opera productions include Jenufa, Rosenkavelier  and Lulu. Her collaboration with Chris Hopkins at ENO led to her performing the Berg, Beethoven and Walton violin concertos with the Orchestra of the City in St James's Piccadilly.

Whilst Leader of BBC National Orchestra of Wales her solo appearances on radio 3 included the Britten, Neilson and Mendelssohn concertos, Mozart Sinfonia Concertante and the Lark Ascending. 

As Assistant Leader of the London Symphony Orchestra she took part in their Barbican chamber series appearing with Andre Previn and  Yuri Bashmet. She has also appeared as guest leader of  most of the UK’s orchestras. Her solo recordings include Dochnanyi’s second violin concerto (ASV) Delius first and second violin sonatas and Walton sonata (EMI) and Holst song of the night and double violin concerto ( Naxos) 

Janice studied at the Purcell School and then at GSMD with David Takeno. She was the Gold medal winner of the LSO/Shell competition in 1990 , won the string prize of the Royal Overseas League Competition and was awarded English Speaking Union and Julius Iserlis scholarships to study at the Juilliard with Glenn Dicterow. She was a professor at the Royal College of Music from 1995 and became a professor at the Guildhall School in 2010

Website www.englishsinfonia.org.uk