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JANI PENSOLA (double bass) »

As a soloist Jani has given performances of Bottessini's Introduction and Gavotte with RAM Soloists and Ditterdorf and Bottessini's concertos. He has also given recitals in Helsinki, Oulu and Tallinn.

Jani's chamber ensemble performances include the Viitasaari Contemporary Music Festival, April Jazz Festival (Espoo, Finland), RAM Soloists, and Sinfonia Nova (Resident Ensemble in the Swiss Church).

Jani has made many recordings and broadcasts with the Helsinki Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra. He has recorded a CD of Contemporary double bass solo and chamber music.

PROFESSIONAL WORK (recent)

  • Orchestras: London Symphony Orchestra.

Jani's orchestral work also includes Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Finnish National Opera, Tapiola Sinfonietta, European Camerata, Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra (Principal).

EDUCATION

Graduate studiesthe Royal Academy of Music, the Sibelius Academy (Finland), and the Helsinki Conservatory.

Prizes and Awards

  • Finnish Cultural Foundation (2000 / 2002)
  • Scholarship to Royal Academy of Music (2001 & 2002)
  • Koponen Trust (2001), SS Payne Award (2001)

Teachers

Royal Academy of Music: Duncan McTier and Robin McGee. Sibelius Academy: Jorma Katrama and Jussi Javas. Helsinki Conservatory: Jussi Javas.

Jani joined Morgensterns in June 2003

Jani's web profile was last updated 5th Apr 2014