"...the dignity of her playing established her credentials. She made the frolicsomeness of John Corigliano's Sonata fun...She was splendid, too, in Brahms' G Major Sonata, which gained from the dark, rich-textured tone."
THE MIAMI HERALD - James Roos
"Janice Martin is a stunning talent.. Martin's supercharged performance of [Corigliano's Sonata] is the best yet.. This is playing of incisive drive, style and lyricism, crystal clear with dead-center intonation."
WASHINGTON POST - Ronald Broun
"Martin made the unrelenting double stops of YsaÃ¿e's unaccompanied Sonata No. 3 a blazing showcase."
Such critical acclaim has been following violinist JANICE MARTIN in her solo career. Ms. Martin has performed as soloist in such esteemed halls as the Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, and the Landon Gallery in New York City, the National Gallery, the Supreme Court, the Phillips Collection, the Corcoran Gallery, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, the United States Capitol, the Embassy Recital Series, and the Instituto Nacional de la NutriciÃ³n and Auditorio Javier Barros Sierra in Mexico City, Mexico. As a concerto soloist, Janice has appeared with the Milwaukee Symphony, La Fundacion Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Santo Domingo, the Amadeus Orchestra, the New York Symphonic Ensemble on their year 2000 Japan tour, the White House Army Orchestra, the Dekalb Symphony, the Mt. Vernon Chamber Orchestra, the Crystal Cathedral Orchestra on "Hour of Power", the Racine Symphony, the United States "Pershing's Own" Band, and others.
She has won major violin competitions across the country to include the Washington International Competition, the 2001 Lena Na International Competition, the National Federation of Music Clubs National and District Competitions, the International Young Performers' Concerto Competition, the Milwaukee Young Artist's Competition, the 1998 Amadeus Career Grant Award, and the 1999 Career Award Grant from the Commission on the Arts and Sciences of the National Endowment for the Arts. Janice is also a recipient violinist of the Stradivari Society of Chicago playing the beautiful 1708 Burstein - Bagshawe Stradivarius Violin. Her upcoming concerts include her Frick Gallery debut in 2002, an Australian tour in the Spring of 2001 and her return tour of Japan and Taiwan in the summer of 2001.
A graduate of JUILLIARD and INDIANA Schools of Music, Ms. Martin studied with Dorothy DeLay, Yuval Yaron, Mimi Zweig, Masao Kawasaki, and Glenn Dicterow earning her Master of Music degree and Artist's Diploma. She has also worked with Franco Gulli, Joseph Gingold, Nellie Shkolnikova and Roland and Almita Vamos.
Ms. Martin's debut solo CD was released by Sonoris Records in April of 1999 and is available on amazon.com to be nationally distributed by December of 2000. She can be heard on broadcasts for Smithsonian Radio and PBS Television, and she frequently guest lectures and performs for the Smithsonian Institution's music history program, Campus on the Mall. Recently, Ms. Martin co-founded a chamber duo with pianist Rachel Franklin and also works in several other genres including virtuoso jazz and composition, most notably with New York jazz legend Larry Willis.
Check out the artist's website:
1. John Corigliano Sonata for Violin and Piano - Allegro
5. Clara Schumann Romance in D-flat Major, Op. 22
6. Eugene Ysaye Sonata No. 3 for Solo Violin Ballade Op. 27
7. Camille Saint-Saens Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28