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Janne Thomsen - Flute

Janne Thomsen - Click for larger pictureBetween the Gasteig (Munich), Wigmore Hall (London), Kioi Hall (Tokyo), Chatelet (Paris), Moscow Conservatory Hall and the Philharmonie (Berlin), Janne Thomsen, Danish flautist, performs with musicians such as Nikolaj Znaider, Peter Schreier, Sumi Jo, Pierre Laurent Aimard, Maurice Bourgue, Peter Csaba, Viktor Tretiakov, Steven Isserlis , Mario Brunello, Francois Leleux, Yuri Bashmet, Jana Bouskova, Marie-Pierre Langlamet and Hans Werner Henze.

The Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Salzburg Camerata, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, European Camerata, the Kuhmo Virtuosi and the Moscow Soloists have invited her as a soloist.

She has won the Danish “Young Musician of the Year Award”, the first of a whole string of major successes at major international competitions; prize winner in Prague, Bayreuth, Rome, Vienna, Paris and Boston.  Janne Thomsen has also been awarded the Czech Music Foundation Prize and the D.A.N.C.E. Prize in New York. Her native country of Denmark has awarded her the Holstebro Prize, the Gade Award and support from the foundation of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik of Denmark.

Her studies were at the Royal Academy of Music in London with W. Bennett and the Amadeus Quartet and the Paris Conservatoire with M. Bourgue and A. Marion. She has played principal flute in the European Union Youth Ocrhestra with Claudio Abbado and under the direction of conductors such as Barenboim, Chung, Haitink, Janssons, Maazel, Rostopovitch, Sawalisch, Sanderling and many others.

She appears as a soloist and chamber musician at many of Europes leading festivals, including Kuhmo Finland, Pablo Casals Festival Prades, Menton, Montepulciano, Aix en Provence, Printemps des Arts Monte Carlo, Würzburg Mozart Festival, Rheingau, Sandor Vegh Festival, Cheltenham, HW Henze Festival Gutersloh, Bad Kissingen, Oleg Kagan Festival Moscow.
Janne Thomsen has recorded works from the complete Mozart flute quartets, trio sonatas for flute and oboe, recital for flute and harp to concerti by Nielsen and Honegger (10 Repertoire Prize).

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