The Danish flautist Janne Thomsen has established a reputation worldwide as a successful and sought-after soloist. She began her musical studies in Denmark at the age of four and later became the Danish "Young Musician of the Year". On completion of her studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Paris Conservatoire, she continued to win prizes at eminent international flute competitions in Prague, Paris, Bayreuth, Rome, Vienna, Paris and Boston. Janne Thomsen was also awarded support from the Augustinus Foundation and the Foundation of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik of Denmark.
Janne Thomsen appears as a soloist with orchestras and ensembles such as the English Chamber Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Kremerata Baltica, Salzburg Camerata, Vienna Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow Soloists.
She performs with many other reknowned soloists including Maxim Vengerov, Gidon Kremer, Janine Jansen, Pierre Laurent Aimard, Yuri Bashmet, Joshua Bell, Jana Bouskova, Ivry Gitlis, Natalia Gutman, Steven Isserlis and Mischa Maisky. She has collaborated closely with leading contempory composers such as Sofia Gubaidulina, Wolfgang Rihm, Hans Werner Henze, Giya Kancheli, Peteris Vasks and Michael Berkeley.
From 2004-2007 Janne Thomsen taught at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and continued 2008-2010 at the Hochschule für Musik in Lucerne. She is the founder and artistic director of the Holstebro International Music Festival -" Klassiske Dage" - in her native Denmark, a festival which has grown in stature and has received the highest critical acclaim since its start in 2005. (http://www.klassiskedage.dk/). Janne Thomsen was for this achievement awarded the 2011 Cultural Prize as well as the Lions Prize 2011.
She loves.... her little daughter laughing...Italian coffee...finale of Schubert´s 9th symphony...great jazz...the smell of rain, cinnamon and Thai green curry.....Lars von Trier...jogging, the North Sea....Sunday papers...Danish hotdogs.