Members of the Ensemble Modern

Nina Janßen-DeinzerClarinet

Nina Janßen-Deinzer studied at the prestigious Hans Deinzer School in Hanover, completing her studies with the concert degree. She received first prizes at the ›Jugend musiziert‹ competition, the German Music Competition, and the International Chamber Music Competition in Osaka (Japan). Nina Janßen-Deinzer has received scholarships and grants from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, the Mark Brandenburg Cultural Conference, the Marie Luise Imbusch Foundation, the Schumann House Bonn, and the International Association of Wagner Societies.

She has been a member of Ensemble Modern since 2006. Numerous works have been premiered by her and composed for her by composers including Mark Andre, Arnulf Herrmann and Saed Haddad. As a soloist, she has performed at various festivals, including the Salzburg Festival, the Ruhrtriennale, Salzburg biennale, Donaueschingen Music Days, Ultraschall Berlin, the Festival NOW in Essen, the Berliner Festwochen, and the Forum Festival in Moscow. She has worked with orchestras such as the SWR Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg, the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken, Ensemble Modern Orchestra, Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin, Kremerata Baltica, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and many others. She is a regular substitute player in orchestras including the SWR Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg, the Orchestre de la Monnaie in Brussels, the Frankfurt Opera and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. She plays all clarinet types, from E-flat to contrabass clarinet as well as saxophone. The clarinettist also actively pursues the performance of classical repertoire on historical clarinets. Since 2007 she has regularly led various school education projects. Her works are available on CD, including pieces she has performed with the Delos Quintet on ars musici, as a soloist with the SWR Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg on NEOS, and with Ensemble Modern. In 2015 she was appointed professor of wind chamber music at the Nürnberg Music Academy; since 2006 she has been a lecturer at the International Ensemble Modern Academy and the Academy of Music in Frankfurt. She has been a gust docent at the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and at the music academies in Karlsruhe, Berlin, Weimar, Beijing and Shanghai, Cracow and Moscow, at the Academia Cervantina in Guanajuato (Mexico), in Baku (Azerbaijan), Manila (Philippines), at the Sangat Festival in Bombay (India), and at the International Clarinet Course in Prades (Spain), as well as in Zhengzhou (China) and in Kiev (Ukraine). She has given lectures on behalf of the Goethe Institute at music academies in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Russia, and on behalf of the Siemens Foundation at the project ›contempo primo‹ in Beijing (China).