Andrew Janss, Cellist - Photo Credit: Dario Acosta

Andrew Janss


The New York Times has hailed cellist Andrew Janss for his “glowing tone,” “insightful musicianship,” and “sumptuous elegance.”  He has been featured at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, the Louvre Museum, and the Sydney Opera House.  Classically, Mr. Janss has collaborated in concert with a long list of the world’s greatest artists, including Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Lynn Harrell, Leon Fleisher, Richard Goode, and members of the Emerson, Guarneri, Juilliard, and Takács Quartets. As a soloist, he has performed the concertos of Dvořák, Haydn,Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Beethoven, and Saint-Saëns.  He has performed as principal cellist of the renowned Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and from 2007 – 2010 was an artist at Lincoln Center’s prestigious Chamber Music Society Two with the Escher String Quartet.  He has performed at many major classical music festivals, including the Marlboro, La Jolla, Ravinia, Santa Fe, and Music@Menlo Festivals.

Mr. Janss loves collaborations that take him outside the traditional concert hall.  He tours regularly with the Mark Morris Dance Group, performing with them across the U.S. and internationally to Italy, China, and Australia.  In 2015, he joins the cello band Break of Reality for tours of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Brazil, and Haiti.  The 2013 premiere of Mr. Janss’ arrangement of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon for string quartet and singer was attended by over 5,000 people at the Levitt Pavillion in Los Angeles to rave reviews.  Respected as a clinician, he has been invited to residencies at Notre Dame, Tulane, VCU, SUNY Stony Brook and the University of Idaho.  He also consulted for actor Christopher Walken on how to play the cello for the critically acclaimed movie A Late Quartet.  Mr. Janss is Program Director of the Omega Ensemble, where he curates concerts of the best emerging classical artists.
Photo credit: Dario Acosta