"As an ensemble “they are a whiff of fresh air”, combining their outstanding, individual talents with their family ties. They have become successful in performing in a variety of genres in their unique “Janoska style”, which is creating a new hybrid genre"

Julian Rachlin

The Janoska Ensemble was founded by the three brothers Ondrej, Frantisek, und Roman together with their brother-in-law Julius Darvas. The Ensemble members hail from Bratislava and now live in Vienna.

All four musicians were introduced to classical music as young children by their highly musical family. They went on to receive their first-rate musical education at renowned music institutions under the guidance of world-famous teachers such as Boris Kuschnir, Pavel Vernikov, Peter Čerman and Alois Posch. Ondrej and Roman play the violin, Frantisek plays the piano and Julius the double bass. The members of the Ensemble enjoy worldwide acclaim today and are in great demand on account of their many performances not only as soloists but also together with their own ensemble and as members of other distinguished formations.

The members of the JANOSKA ENSEMBLE are united not only by their talent and family ties, but first and foremost by the musical vision they share. On the strength of their virtuosity and improvisation, the musicians are able to perform a wide-ranging repertoire extending from popular classics and own compositions to unique arrangements that cover genres such as gypsy, tango and pop. In their motley programme, they achieve a highly distinctive blend that conjures up the unmistakable ‘JANOSKA STYLE’. The members of the JANOSKA ENSEMBLE have received awards in numerous international competitions and are considered outstanding musicians of the younger generation. With their wide-ranging repertoire and their exceptional arrangements, they appeal to music lovers of all genres. It is precisely this stylistic diversity and variance that make the JANOSKA ENSEMBLE well worth listening to.

The Ensemble members perform at the world’s most renowned concert halls, including the New Yorker Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, Tokyo Suntory Hall, the Royal Albert Hall in London, Berlin Philharmonie, Wiener Musikverein and lots more. The Ensemble has shared the stage with great legends of the music world, including Bobby Mc Ferrin, B.B. King, Paco de Lucia, Angelika Kirchschlager, Felicity Lott, Natalia Ushakova, Michael Schade, Alan Tam as well as Conchita Wurst and Reinhard Fendrich.

By participating in ‘Projekt Hollywood in Vienna’, the JANOSKA ENSEMBLE has been delighting notable Hollywood composers such as Lalo Schifrin, David and Randy Newman with its arrangements and interpretations year after year. As part of Erwin Schrott’s ‘Rojo Tango’ live tour, the ensemble charmed audiences at the Salzburg Festival, the Vienna State Opera or Tonhalle Düsseldorf. ‘Rojotango live’ was recorded by Sony Music in Berlin.

Once a year, the Ensemble teams up with the Ford Company to organise a big charity gala for the ‘Licht ins Dunkel’ telethon in the Haydnsaal at Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt, welcoming major-league guests, including Sir Roger Moore, Helmut Lotti, Mischa Maisky, Julian Rachlin, Ildikó Raimondi, Lidia Baich, Marika Lichter and members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, just to name a few.

With its numerous music projects, the Ensemble delighted fans by stepping in front of the camera for the European TV production das Ensemble ‘The TEAM’ along with Sunnyi Melles.

The first CD of the JANOSKA ENSEMBLE will be released in Austria on April 1, 2016 and international on May 6,2016 by Deutsche Grammophon/Universal Music.

ARTISTS

Ondrej Janoska, violin

 

Ondrej Janoska’s talent was discovered early on. He was given his first violin lesson by his father when he was only four years old. He continued his musical training at the Bratislava State Conservatory, later switching to Konservatorium Wien University and attending classes with Professor Boris Kuschnir at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz at the same time. Ondrej took to the stage as a soloist when he was still young, performing with the Slovak Philharmonic, the Solistes Européens Luxembourg, the State Philharmonic Košice,Süddeutsche Philharmonie and the Slovak Chamber Orchestra and touring the USA and Europe. Some of the competitions Ondrej has won: Paganini Competition Bratislava 1995 (Slovakia), Jaroslav Kocian Violin Competition 1997 (Czech Republic), International Violin Competition ‘Čírenie talentov’ 1998 and the Vienna Fidelio Competition in 2003, 2004 and 2006, at which he was awarded the 2003 – 2004 stipend of the ‘Herbert von Karajan Center’ in Vienna. As an artist of great musical diversity, Ondrej feels at home in the most varied music styles and genres. He excels as a soloist, in chamber music ensembles but also in orchestras. From 2008 to 2012, Ondrej played the 1st violin in the Vienna State Opera Orchestra/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Roman Janoska, violin

 

Roman Janoska was born in Bratislava in 1989 and began to play the violin at the tender age of five. Initially, he trained at the Conservatory in Bratislava. Later on he switched to Konservatorium Wien and was admitted to the master class of Professor Pavel Vernikov. Having won numerous European music competitions, including the Pressburg Paganini Prize (1999), Roman Janoska has earned himself a reputation as a classical violinist. As a ‘classic’ violinist, but also as a jazz violinist, he performs in the most renowned concert halls around the world. More recently, Roman has been playing with the Vienna Art Orchestra. In the Janoska Ensemble, Roman impresses audiences with his spontaneous and resourceful improvisations on stage. Roman Janoska is considered one of the most accomplished jazz violinists of his generation.

Frantisek Janoska, piano

 

Frantisek Janoska is reckoned to be one of the most versatile pianists of the younger generation. Moreover, he has been hugely successful as composer, arranger and improviser in various genres. His ‘perfect pitch’ was discovered early on. At the age of five he began to play piano. Like his brothers, Frantisek had his first tuition at the Bratislava Conservatory. Later on, he continued his studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Frantisek Janoska has been touring the world since he was 16. In addition to his own festival project Gypsytime, where he shared the stage with greats such as Paco de Lucia, he played as a member of the Roby Lakatos Ensemble over a period of seven years and delighted audiences as pianist in the series ‘Summit of the Stars’, where he accompanied Anna Netrebko, Roman Vargas and Jose Carreras. Aside from his annual performance at ‘Hollywood in Vienna’, where he performed along with artists such as Al Jarreau, Frantisek Janoska was musical director of the ‘Rojo Tango’ live tour featuring Erwin Schrott.

Frantisek Janoska has won numerous music competitions. In 1998, he garnered first prize in the European Contest for Young Talents and became a finalist in the ‘Martial Solal’ International Piano Competition in Paris. In 2002, Frantisek caused a sensation by winning first prize in the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Hungary.

Frantisek Janoska is Bösendorfer pianist.

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Julius Darvas, double bass

 

Julius Darvas was born into an eminent Hungarian family of musicians in the city of Konstanz on the shore of Lake Constance. At the young age of 9 years, Julius was introduced to the family art of playing double bass. Julius studied at the Regional Conservatory of Vorarlberg and obtained his concert diploma. He then relocated to Vienna where he completed his studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with distinction in 2004 under the tutelage of Prof. Alois Posch. Julius Darvas is the first winner of the International Jazz Double Bass Competition in Budapest. The acclaimed American bassist John Pattitucci sat no the jury as honorary member. Since 2001, Julius Darvas has been a member of the Stage Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera and permanent substitute for the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The art of playing double bass has been a tradition in the Darvas family for three generations.

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Arpad Janoska, vocals

 

Born into the Janoska family, Arpad (aka Luis Bellano) began his musical studies at five on the piano. He completed his degree at the Conservatory in Bratislava in piano and voice, before furthering his studies in Spain and the USA. During his studies abroad he participated in range of master classes and studied with reputed teachers, including Bobby McFerrin.

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CONCERTS

COMING UP CONCERTS

PAST CONCERTS

2014

 

23rd, January 
Wiener Musikverein, Vienna, Austria
Wiener Philharmoniker Ball

29th, January
Theater Akzent, Vienna, Austria,
Balkan Evening with Natasa Mirkovic , Sandra Pires

30th, January 
Kultur Zentrum, Eisenstadt, Austria
with Natalia Ushakova

5th, February 
Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna, Austria
with Rojotango – Live Show

6th, March
Austria Center, Vienna, Austria

12th, June
Messe Saal, Oberwart, Austria
Program: Klassik über Grenzen

14th, June
Schloss Elmau, Germany
Program: Klassik über Grenzen

27th, June
Bad Deutsche Altenburg, Austria
Open Air Concert with Natalia Ushakova

28th, June
Spanische Hofreitschule, Vienna, Austria
with Sandra Pires

24th, July
Festival dell’ arte, Wojanov, Poland
Program: Klassik über Grenzen

27th, July
Kleine Festspiele auf der Burg Golling, Golling, Austria
Program: Klassik über Grenzen

23rd /25th, September
Hollywood in Vienna,
23. US-Embassy, Vienna – Concert zu Ehren Randy Newmans
25. Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria

21st, October 
Palais Ferstel, Vienna, Austria
Zepter Carity with Chef Johann Lafer

26th, October
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
in Cooperation with the City of Vienna,
Live at Globo TV,
Moderation – Superstar Valéria Valenssa

28th, October
Schloss Esterhazy, Eisenstadt, Austria
Charity Concert for Ford Austria for Licht ins Dunkel
Star Guests : Michael Schade und Ildiko Raimondi

8th, November 
Slowakische Philharmonie, Reduta Saal, Bratislava, Republic of Slovakia

China Tour 2014

6th, December
Live in TVB Hong Kong ,

7th, December
Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong,
CD with Alan Tam, Universal Music

9th/12th, December
Arteco (Kiwiland), China

13th, December 
Tom Lee Academy Hall (Megabox) in HK
Master Class and Showcase

15th, December 
Macau, China
Master Class and Showcase for Macau Youth Orchestra

18th, December 
Schloss Esterhazy,  Eisenstadt, Austria
Christmas Concert with Corso Wien

24th, December 
ORF live TV for ”Licht ins Dunkel”

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2015

 

22rd, January
Wiener Musikverein, Vienna, Austria
Wiener Philharmoniker Ball
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20th, March
Wiener Musikverein, Vienna,  Austria
Gläserner Saal des Musikvereins
Program: Russian Passion
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26th, March
Kulturzentrum, Eisenstadt, Austria
Programm: Wir bitten zum Tanz…
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12th, April
Stift Melk, Melk, Austria
Kolomani Hall
Program With Michael Schade – Aufblühen, Aufleben
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13th, April
Townhall, Vienna, Austria
Großer Festsaal
Program: Wien nur Wien nur du allein sollst die Stadt unserer Zukunft sein.

13th, May
Teatro Nuevo, Milano, Italy
Programm: Lets Dance, La Vita e Bella.
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23rd, June
Lenzburgiade, Lenzburg, Switzerland
Programm: Imperial Sounds
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26th, June
Viva Musica, Bratislava, Slovakia
Opening Concert

14st, August

Viva Musica, Bratislava, Slovakia

Program: Imperial Sounds
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19th, August
Sion Festival, Sion, Switzerland
Programm: Imperial Sounds
With: Michael Schade, Daniela Fally
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2nd, September
Klassikfestival AMMERSEErenade, Munich, Germany
Program: Imperial Sounds
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17th. Dezember
Pannonische Weihnachten, Eisenstadt, Austria
With : Ferry Janoska

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