Janine Smith

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Janine completed her studies at the Birmingham Conservatoire, having gained a B Mus (Hons) degree and a Post Graduate Diploma. She studied piano with Frank Wibaut and Professor Malcolm Wilson. As soloist she gave her debut recital at the Purcell Rooms, London and has since given concerto performances including Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Chopin’s piano concerto no 1 with The Worcester Philharmonic Orchestra; Haydn’s piano concerto in D Major with Volante Strings and Mendelssohn’s concerto in A Minor with the English String Orchestra. Janine has also given solo recitals for music societies throughout the UK, including locally, The Kidderminster Classical Music Society, The Midland Gershwin Mayerl Society, Upton Arts Music Group and The Elgar Music School, Worcester.

As accompanist, she has worked with numerous singers and instrumentalists in concerts and competitions, including performances broadcast on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio Shropshire. She has performed for many years as part of an all female trio ‘The Sirens’ who together have given concerts nationally and internationally. In 1997, she appeared as finalist in the Young Accompanist of the Year competition. Janine has also performed alongside Maureen Lipman and Julian Lloyd Weber. Janine now works regularly with cellist Corinne Frost and together they have recently performed in the Worcester Festival; Hellens, Much Marcle; the Lion Ballrooms, Leominster and for Coughton Court Arts.

Janine has worked as a freelance repetiteur with the Birmingham Royal Ballet in numerous educational projects, which has led her to appearing in a BBC TV drama.

Currently Janine teaches piano at Winterfold House School and the Elgar School of Music in Worcester, where she has also given various recitals and masterclasses. In 2005 she was invited to the National Sun Yat-sen University, Kao-Hsiung, Taiwan, where she performed and gave masterclasses. As well as her teaching and performing, Janine is also keen to promote live music and organises a Sunday afternoon concert series in Stourbridge, at the Christian Community Church, Baylie Street, where she will also be seen as a performer.



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