Jannina Norpoth, violin
Violinist Jannina Norpoth made her solo debut 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 music, genre-bending, and improvisation. As a soloist she has performed with the Birmingham Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra, the Casalmaggiore International Chamber Ensemble, and Ensemble 212.
Ms. Norporth is a member of PUBLIQuartet, which was the 2016–17 quartet in residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, recipient of the 2015 CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, and the winner of 2013 New Music/New Places Prize of the Concert Artists Guild Competition. She also performs and writes alongside her husband, John-Paul Norpoth, in the folk-rock group HOLLANDS.
Ms. Norpoth appearances have included Art X Detroit; the Women of the World, Montreux-Detroit Jazz, Mostly Mozart, Ecstatic Music, and Great Lakes Chamber Music festivals; Saturday Night Live; VH1’s Save the Music Foundation; and IFC's Dinner with the Band. She has performed with such acclaimed musicians as Anita Baker, Marcus Belgrave, Beyoncé, Boys II Men, Regina Carter, Sheila E., Jay-Z, Itzhak Perlman, Daniel Bernard Roumain, and Dionne Warwick; arranged for Keyshia Cole, Kat DeLuna, Keri Hilson, Akron Family, John Legend, and others; and worked under record producers Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis and Bryce Goggin.
Her upcoming projects include a new adaptation of Scott Joplin's opera Treemonisha in collaboration with composer Jessie Montgomery, and a duo recording of Prokofiev’s sonatas for violin and piano with pianist Maria Meirelles.