When did you join?
At the beginning of 2007.
Favourite ENO opera?
My favourite ENO opera is Berg’s Lulu.
Best ENO moment?
It was getting the job!
How did you start?
I started the piano with my mother at 3½ and the violin at 5½, also with her having begged to play it after pretending to play on a wooden spoon with a pencil.
Passion outside of opera?
Outside of classical music, I enjoy sailing and spending time with my family.
Janice was leader of BBCNOW, with whom she performed the Mendelssohn and Nielsen concertos, and assistant leader of the LSO, participating in its Barbican chamber series with Bashmet and Previn.
She has appeared as guest leader with most of the UK’s leading opera and symphony orchestras, and is Artistic Director of the English Sinfonia. Her work has also embraced many other areas, from contemporary music to chamber music, as well as leading for many film soundtracks. Recordings include Dohnányi’s Second Violin Concerto (ASV), Delius’s First and Second Violin Sonatas and Walton’s Sonata (EMI) and Holst’s solo violin works (Naxos).
Last updated: 9th October 2019