Exceptional cello/piano duo music from 1911-1918 by 4 female composers Release 19th January 2024
Janne Fredens is a renowned cellist in Denmark and has toured throughout the world, including Australia, Great Britain, Japan, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Israel, Italy, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Belgium and the United States, in- cluding Carnegie Hall, invited by Isaac Stern.
Beyond her solo endeavors, Fredens stands out as a dedicated chamber music partner, collaborating with various ensembles both domestically and interna- tionally. She is especially celebrated for her work with the Jalina Trio, which has garnered signiﬁcant international acclaim. The piano trio has received enthusiastic reviews in prestigious music magazines such as “The Strad” and “Fanfare” and has received awards at international chamber music competitions in Osaka (Japan), Trapani (Italy), and Trondheim (Norway).
Additionally, she has participated in numerous radio and TV broadcasts, pri- marily with Denmarkʼs Radio and TV, as well as on ABC Radio Australia, MRD Musiksommer, and Yomiri Television Japan, both as a soloist and chamber musician.
As a member of several highly regarded Danish chamber music ensembles, she has been a frequent guest in concert halls and festivals. She has also contrib- uted to several recordings, including three releases with the Jalina Trio, which have received critical acclaim, including the Danish Radio P2 Prize for best chamber music release.
Janne Fredens has received several scholarships and honors, including from the Jacob Gade Scholarship, the Danish Ministry of Culture, the Leonie Sonning Music Foundation as well as the BG Foundationʼs Chamber Music Prize.
Fredens pursued her musical education at esteemed institutions including Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, the Music Academy in Prague and the Edsberg Castle Chamber Music Institution in Stockholm. She was mentored by re-nowned musicians such as Torleif Thedeen, Frans Helmerson, Morten Zeuthen, Harro Ruijsenaars, and Miroslav Petras.
Janne Fredens is principal solo cellist in The Danish Sinfonietta, has taught at the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, and she is the founder and director of Kammermusik-Camp, a national talent project for young classical musicians.