- Musical Arranger & Director
GRAMMY® nominated 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 music, genre bending and improvisation, a sought after arranger and orchestrator, and an advocate for a more inclusive and versatile landscape in classical music. Her ensemble PUBLIQuartet, is widely recognized for their trailblazing programming and practice – receiving the 2019 Visionary Artist Award from Chamber Music America, and the 2015 CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. Ms. Norpoth has performed internationally, including appearances on Lincoln Center’s “Great Performers” Series, Kennedy Center “Arts Across America”, Mostly Mozart Festival, Composers Now, Women of the World Festival at The Apollo Theater, The Ecstatic Music Festival, VH1’s Save the Music, and SNL. As a soloist she was performed with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Quad City Symphony, and has been featured alongside acclaimed musicians James Carter, Hiromi, Regina Carter, Marcus Belgrave, Jay – Z, Beyoncé, Pharrell, Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker, My Brightest Diamond and others. As the Artistic Director for Fortissma at The Colburn School – a pre-college professional development program for young women of color, she oversees coaching, mentorship and inclusive programming. A sought after music creator, notable projects include an adaptation of Mo Willems book “Because” with composer Jessie Montgomery commissioned by the Kennedy Center for the National Symphony, and a large scale collaboration with soprano Julia Bullock and LAPhil featuring new arrangements of works by Margaret Bonds and Florence Price. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband bassist John-Paul Norpoth and puggle Vegas.
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