Alexander Janiczek - violin
Alexander Janiczek, highly sought after as a director, soloist, guest leader and chamber musician, was born in Salzburg and studied with Helmuth Zehetmair at the Salzburg Mozarteum and with Max Rostal, Nathan Milstein, Ruggiero Ricci and Dorothy Delay. He developed a close association with Sándor Végh and the Camerata Salzburg, whom he led and directed for many years.
Alexander led the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and continues as director and soloist on the highly acclaimed series of Mozart Serenades for Linn Records. He is a guest director and records with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, also appears with the Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali of Milan, the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and explores 19th century performance practice with La Chambre Philharmonique under Emmanuel Krivine and the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées under Philippe Herreweghe.
As chamber musician and has appeared with Joshua Bell, Thomas Adés, Christian Zacharias, Mitsuko Uchida, Richard Goode, and Llyr Williams who is now has a regular duo partner. Janizcek, with the Hebrides Ensemble, performed Bartok's Solo Violin Sonata at the St.Magnus Festival and a recorded an album of Messiaen, launched at London's Wigmore Hall.
Much in demand at festivals across Europe Alexander has appeared at festivals such as the East Neuk Festival, Festival de Saintes, Herrrenchiemsee Festspiele and the Edinburgh International Festival.
Alexander Janiczek plays the ‘Baron Oppenheim' Stradivarius from 1716, which is on loan to him from the National Bank of Austria.
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'highly enjoyable performance'more >>Hi-Fi News
'A spirited account of the Oboe Quartet is a bonus here.'more >>SA-CD.net
'A joy from beginning to end.'more >>Pizzicato
A glowing review from Pizzicatomore >>Audiophile Audition
'Alexander Janiczek plays the violin beautifully, and the Scots band backs him up all the way.'more >>International Record Review
'An enjoyable, well-considered recording.'more >>The Herald
'...led by violinist Alexander Janiczek in an enthrallingly intimate and conversational performance of a great piece...'more >>Early Music Review
'If only all the world's chamber orchestras had this approach!'more >>Audio Video Club of Atlanta
'...gracious warmth...'more >>Audio Video Club of Atlanta
"...the performance by Janiczek and company is a revelation."more >>plytoteka
'Na lamach Muzyka21 przedstawiamy kolejny album z Aleksandrem Janiczkiem w roli glównej...'more >>Klassik.com
'Erst kürzlich bezeichnete der Daily Telegraph das Chamber Orchestra of Europe...'more >>Independent on Sunday
"Warm, silky, flexible and lithe..."more >>