Andreas Janke, first concertmaster of the Tonhalle-Orchestra Zurich,
was born in 1983 into a musical family in Munich, Germany and received
his first violin lesson at the age of
three. He studied with Prof. Igor Ozim and the Hagen Quartet at the
University Mozarteum in Salzburg. Through the years he also received
significant ideas from Yfrah Neaman, Wolfgang Marschner and Igor
He is an esteemed prizewinner at prestigious
international competitions such as Queen Elisabeth Competition in
Brussels, Fritz Kreisler Competition in Vienna,
Benjamin Britten competition in London, Sendai Music Competition and
the Prague Spring competition. He appears as soloist throughout Europe
and Japan with renowned orchestras such as London Symphony Orchestra,
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonhalle-Orchestra Zurich, the Belgian
National Orchestra and the Academy of St.Martin in the Fields,
performing in major concert halls such as Tonhalle Zurich, Konzerthaus
Vienna, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Barbican Hall London, Wigmore Hall, the
Philharmonie in Munich, tha Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels and the
Dvorak Hall Prague.
As a chamber musician, Andreas
Janke was invited to several major festivals and have brought him
together with artists like Julia Fischer, Daniel Müller-Schott, Nils
Frang, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Augustin Hadelich and Lars-Anders Tomter.
His collaboration with the pianist Oliver Schnyder and the cellist
Benjamin Nyffenegger led in 2012 to the founding of the Schnyder Trio.
Soon thereafter the trio released its first CD with Schubert’s Piano
Trios under the label RCA Sony, which was hailed „a new touchstone
recording“ by the Austrian journal Die Bühne and selected „Switzerland’s
Best Classical Album 2013“ by the Aargauer Zeitung. This immediate
success was followed by the recording of Brahms’ complete Piano Trios,
which has already received great critical acclaim.