Janine Jansen: Exploited - Or Driven?
Dutch violinist Janine Jansen began violin studies at 6-years-old. Â Now 35, she has ascended to the ranks of the worlds finest violinists. Â Some have asked if she is there by choice, or has been pushed (some use the word exploited) by those around her. There has been a film made to attempt to answer that question - and the answer would seem to be, "No." Jansen grew up in a musical family and regularly performs with her harpsichordist father Jan and her cellist brother Maarten, most recently on her new J.S. Bach recording. Â According to comments made in the film, Jansen was "handpicked to be a superstar." Â In spite of what might appear to be exploitation, however, she says she is a very willing participant, wanting "only to give." The above clip gives a small insight into Janine Jansen's musical life. Â I look forward to seeing the entire film. You can watch a short interview at the 2013 Verbier Festival here. Below Janine teams with Leonid Kavakos in the J.S. Bach Double Concerto. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzVMoUFi6bA