Pianist Edward Janning performs regularly as a soloist and in ensembles. He gave concerts in the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Belgium and in Russia. In ensembles he performed with baritone Henk Neven, the Ebony Band by Werner Herbers, the Mondrian Quartet, violinist Peter Brunt and viola player Vladimir Mendelssohn. He was a guest at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow several times, where he gave concerts with mainly contemporary repertoire.
Edward Janning likes to dedicate himself to Dutch music; he played for the radio, made CD recordings and played compositions by Julius Röntgen, Elisabeth Kuyper, Roderik the Man, Rudolf Escher, Ton Bruynel and Willem Pijper. He also gave premieres of compositions by Willem Jeths and Edward Top (his piano quintet). In January 2002 he gave a performance TIM / BA in music center Vredenburg, a work commissioned by Edward Janning for piano and four percussionists by composer Willem Jeths. This performance was broadcast live by the EBU and could be heard in most European countries. In October 2006 Edward gave a recital in Rome with new compositions by young Dutch and Italian composers.
Edward Janning has a passion for playing on historical instruments. With the Erard Ensemble he founded, Edward gives concerts in which he plays an Erard piano from the end of the nineteenth century, restored by Frits Janmaat. In December 2002 Edward gave a workshop / masterclass at the conservatory of Alkmaar about playing on historical keyboard instruments. Two CDs have been published by the Erard Ensemble with works by Joseph Jongen, Carl Krill, Gustav Mahler and Robert Schumann.
Since 2005, Edward Janning has organized an annual series of concerts with the Erard Ensemble in the historic Amstelkerk in Amsterdam, where both famous masterpieces and unknown repertoires from the 19th century are presented. Since 2009 Edward Janning has been the artistic director of the annual festival of the Erard Ensemble in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel.
Edward Janning (1962) comes from Amsterdam, where he studied piano with Jet Röling and at the Sweelinck Conservatory with Willem Brons and Jan Wijn. After his final exams Performing Musician, he continued his studies at the Russian pianist Boris Berman at Yale University, School of Music at New Haven (USA). In addition to his concert practice, Edward is also active as a teacher; he has a private studio in Amsterdam and regularly gives workshops and masterclasses for pianists and chamber music ensembles. In April 2004 Edward organized and taught a chamber music week at the Hogeschool Inholland (conservatory) in Alkmaar.