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Jannina Norpoth


Violinist Jannina Norpoth made her debut as a soloist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at age 14.  Since then she has built a career as an innovative collaborative artist with a passion for contemporary classical music, genre bending and improvisation. Her string quartet, PUBLIQuartet was the 2013 New Music/ New Places winner of the Concert Artist’s Guild Competition and was recently awarded the 2015 Adventurous Programming Award by Chamber Music America and ASCAP.

Deemed "Leader’s of the New School" by Symphony Magazine and "Independent Minded" by the New Yorker – PUBLIQuartet has performed this season at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, SubCulture, and the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival. Their programming concept MIND | THE | GAP: which melds musical genre’s through improvisation was recently toted as "ingenious hybrids" by Strad Magazine.

A versatile musician, Ms. Norpoth performs and writes alongside her husband bassist/guitarist/songwriter John-Paul Norpoth in the folk/rock group HOLLANDS. Praised for their multi-faceted sound, HOLLANDS has been described as "provocative poetry sung over instrumentals laid out with such compositional intent." by Relix Magazine and  "a is cherry mix of folk punk and free noise… breezy melodies and whimsical cuteness.." by Christopher Weingarten of the Village Voice. HOLLANDS has released two EP’s and their recent LP debut was profiled by BBC as "pulsing indie pop that really puts a spring in your step… mixing fun, folk, rock and elements of classical." HOLLANDS was recognized internationally as one of 6 top bands by the Banff Centre in Canada and completed a two week artist residency at the Banff Centre working with Canada’s DJ Champion. Past highlights include the NXNE Music Festival in Toronto, shows in support of Dean and Gene Ween, Christina Courtin and Dean and Britta as well as live radio performances Breakthru Radio Live @ Pianos NYC, Jezz Harkin’s "Get in the Van", Pratt University’s "The Rodent Hour", WICB Ithaca College Raido and "Open Tunings" on WXXI in Rochester.

Ms. Norpoth has performed internationally, including appearances at the Detroit Art X Festival, Montreux Detroit Jazz Festival, Steamboat Springs Chamber Music Festival, Mostly Mozart Festival, VH1’s Save the Music, IFC’s Dinner with the Band, Palmer Woods Music in Homes, Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Hall, Concert Tour of Tuscany, presented by the International Academy of Music in Castelneuvo di Garfangnagna. As a soloist she has performed with the Detroit Symphony, Birmingham Bloomfield Symphony, Casalmaggiore International Chamber Ensemble, Ensemble 212 and Bachanalia Chamber Orchestra.

She has been a featured performer alongside such acclaimed musicians as Jay – Z, Beyonce, Regina Carter, violinist/composer Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), Pamela Wise and the Latin Jazz All-Stars, jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, Dave Young, virtuoso pianist/producer Mike Garson, jazz guitarist/composer Spencer Barefield, Foxy Brown, Sheila E., Boys II Men, Dionne Warwick, Anita Baker, Michael McDonald, My Brightest Diamond, Alexi Murdoch, and DM Stith. As an arranger she has written and arranged strings for Keyshia Cole, Keri Hilson, Black Dahlia Murder, Akron Family, John Legend, and Never Shout Never. Her recording credits include Keyshia Cole’s "Woman to Woman", Keri Hilson’s "No Boys Allowed", Black Dahlia Murder’s "Everblack" and "Ritual", Akron Family’s "Set em’ Wild / Set em’ Free", Sphinx Virtuosi "Live in Concert" and with her own band HOLLANDS. She may also be heard as a member of the "Hustla’ Symphony Orchestra" on the bonus tracks for Jay-Z’s live concert release on his 2006 Def Jam release, "Kingdom Come." As a studio arranger and performer she has worked under grammy-winning producers Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis and Bryce Goggin.

Ms. Norpoth lives in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn with her husband John-Paul and their puggle Vegas. Upcoming projects included a debut recording with PUBLIQuartet, a duo recording of Prokofiev’s Sonatas for violin and piano with pianist Maria Meirelles and The Scheherazade Project 
a multimedia song cycle for rock band HOLLANDS, string quartet PUBLIQuartet and visual artist Amy Khoshbin – based the stories on 1001 nights, and taking inspiration from Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade.