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Janice Carissa

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Indonesian pianist Janice Carissa has been praised for radiating “the multicolored highlights of a mature pianist” (Philadelphia Inquirer) and having a “fleet-fingered touch that is particularly impressive,” as well as for her artistry that “conveys a vivid story rather than a mere showpiece” (Chicago Classical Review). Recently named a Gilmore Young Artist and winner of Salon de Virtuosi, she has won prizes at Aspen Music Festival’s Concerto Competition, American Protégé Star Performer Award, Indonesia Pusaka Competition and IBLA Foundation’s Piano Competition. Her performances have captivated audiences in venues such as the Sydney Opera House, Louis Vuitton Foundation, Weill and Stern auditoriums at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, United Nations, Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Mann Center, Kauffman Center, and Greene Space. Janice is an alumna of Lang Lang Young Scholar.

In recent years Janice has made concerto debuts alongside Stéphane Denève, Cristian Măcelaru, Peter Oundjian, Jahja Ling; featured twice with the Philadelphia Orchestra; substituted Andre Watts as soloist with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; and appeared as soloist with Des Moines Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, John Hopkins Symphony, Symphony in C, MYA Orchestra, Bay Atlantic Symphony, Eastern Wind Symphony and St. Peters by the Sea Orchestra. Upcoming concerto debuts include Amarillo Symphony, Promusica Chamber Orchestra, Sacramento Philharmonic, Tacoma Symphony, and Battle Creek Symphony.

A devoted chamber musician, Janice has toured with Miriam Fried and Musicians of Ravinia, appeared on the Evnin Rising Series at Caramoor, and participated at Marlboro, Kneisel Hall, Oxford, and North Shore festivals, performing with artists such as Vadim Gluzman, Marcy Rosen, Paul Neubauer, Pamela Frank, Lucy Shelton, Sally Chisholm, Peter Wiley, David Shifrin and players of Berlin Philharmonic Scharoun Ensemble. She is an active member of Ensemble 132 and Curtis 20/21 Ensemble. She has also been featured on WHYY TV Philadelphia, WRTI, WQXR, PBS, Violin Channel’s Vanguard Concert Series and NPR’s From The Top.

A pupil of Gary Graffman and Robert McDonald, Janice left Indonesia in 2013 and entered the Curtis Institute of Music with full scholarship from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest. Now graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree, she will be attending Juilliard School of Music as a Kovner Fellow with Robert McDonald.

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