Janne Thomsen


Janne Thomson is described as a player of “limitless virtuosity” by the Allgemeine Zeitung (Mainz). She has appeared at many of the leading venues, including the Gasteig (Munich), Wigmore Hall (London), Tivoli (Copenhagen),Kioi Hall (Tokyo) and Salle Gaveau (Paris). In 1986 she became the Danish “Young Musician of the Year”, the first of a string of successes in major competitions – others include first prize in the Bayreuth “Pacem in Terris” competition and the Valentino Bucchi competition.

Janne has also been awarded the Danish Holstebro Prize, the Swiss Perrenoud Prize, the Jakob Gade Award and the Czech Music Foundation Prize. Her studies were undertaken at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris.

Solo and chamber appearances include many festivals around Europe. She has collaborated with (among others) the Salzburg Camerata, Danish Symphony Orchestra , Sumi Jo, Peter Schreier, Inga Nielsen, Maurice Bourgue and Hans Werner Henze. Janne’s many recordings include the complete Mozart flute quartets and concerti by Reinecke, Honegger and Nielsen.