JANINE FORRESTER was born in Ealing and started playing the piano at a young age. During her early years she won many prizes at local festivals in Richmond, Ealing, Kingston and Hounslow. She also performed on BBCʼs Thatʼs Life with Esther Rantzen aged four. She attended the Purcell School of Music at age ten where she was awarded a scholarship learning violin and bassoon alongside the piano. During her eight years at the Purcell School Janine performed in numerous solo and chamber music concerts playing in venues including the Wigmore Hall, St John's Smith Square, Clivedon and the Purcell Room.
Janine graduated from the Royal College of Music with a first class Honours Degree in 2007, and also a Masters Degree in 2009 having studied with piano teacher Ruth Nye and composition with Howard Davidson. Janine was supported by the Thomas Wall Trust and Lawrence Atwell Charity, EMI Music Sound Foundation and St Marylebone Educational Foundation. Janine performed in venues such as Hampton Court Palace, the Victoria and Albert Museum, St Mary's Le Strand, The Guildhall for the National Institute of Journalists and Steinway Hall.
She composed music for her first feature film, How To Become a Criminal Mastermind. Also Janine has received many commissions. Highlights are listed below;
* The English National Ballet composing a piece for string quartet for Dance Holland Park.
* Soundtrack for a short film, PROTO which was supported by Screen South and the BFI. This was an international collaboration with Film Fyn, and produced by Danish production company Eye Candy Film, by Richard Georg Engström and directed by Nick Pittom.
* Composing a children's Ballet, which was performed in London and has been commissioned for Summer 2022 to create a new score.
* Part of the composing team at AURA Health, providing meditative soundtracks to aid sleep, relaxation and spirituality.
Janine regularly performs in Europe, Dorset and London, recently performing Beethoven, Mozart and Schumann piano concertos in the beautiful Priory, Christchurch, Dorset. She also teaches the Piano and Violin in Prep, Secondary and University establishments as well as students online in all parts of the world. She is demand to provide piano recordings where accompaniment piano music can be recorded to aid instrumentalists, singers and dancers practice.
PERFORMANCE RECORDINGS/ VIDEOS
Amy Beach Romance op. 23
Janine enjoys composing and arranging music for Films, Ballet or just for fun! Some examples are shown below.
MEDITATION MUSIC TRACKS
Klaudia Moon, an inspiring spiritual and mindset coach teamed up to create some meditation soundtracks. Full versions of these are located on Klaudia's website, however the music tracks are available below to purchase.
There has been a growing demand for instrumental, vocal and Ballet accompaniment recordings to aid practice sessions and even for use during concerts and examinations.
Bespoke recordings are created to fit your tempo, key, even adding in introductions, or anything else you can think of.
Simply send the sheet music as a PDF with any specific requirements and a MP3 recording will be emailed back to you.
Charges depend on how many pages the sheet music has and how quickly you require the recording. Do get in touch via Get In Touch.
Examples can be found below.
Janine also gave an interview to Pianist Magazine when this idea started (Bespoke Accompanist). Click here to read more.
Video to follow........