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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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PERFORMANCE RECORDINGS/ VIDEOS

Mozart Piano Concerto No.20 Movt.1Janine Forrester
00:00 / 14:20
Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue D flat maJanine Forrester
00:00 / 05:15
Ravel Miroirs No.3 from Une Barque sur LJanine Forrester
00:00 / 08:08
Haydn Sonata in B minor, Hob XVI:32Janine Forrester
00:00 / 06:21
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet. No.9 and No.Janine Forrester
00:00 / 11:22
Amy Beach Romance op. 23
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Amy Beach Romance op. 23

Amy Beach Romance op. 23 arranged for clarinet and piano by Helen Paskins; performed by Helen Paskins clarinet and Janine Forrester piano. This recording has been made remotely in 2020 at a respectable social distance of at least 80 miles between the two players! Amy Beach was born in New Hampshire in 1867. By age 7 she was already giving public recitals. In 1875 her family moved to Boston where she studied piano with Carl Baermann; grandson of the famous clarinet virtuoso Heinrich Baermann. Amy Beach was the first American woman to publish a symphony. She was largely self-taught as a composer. Her musical freedom was greatly restricted by the gender and class politics of that time. Her husband only allowed her to perform twice a year for charity. The Romance op.23 was written for the Women's Musical Congress held in Chicago July 5 -7 1893. It was dedicated to her friend and virtuoso violinist Maud Powell. Amy and Maud gave the first performance at the Congress where apparently the crowd "cheered to the echo". They repeated it therefore despite the violin part falling on the floor during the encore! This arrangement has been made for clarinet in A. Sadly, Amy Beach didn't write any music for clarinet and piano. This version attempts to stay as close to the original as possible although there are a few octave transpositions. Throughout her long career, Amy Beach composed songs, choral works, chamber music and piano pieces. She was invited by George Chadwick to be "one of the boys"; a group of composers known as the Boston Six. In 1924 she was elected president of the Society of Women Composers. Gifted in Mathematics and Languages, she was also an ace pool player! Amy Beach died of cardiovascular disease on 27th December 1944.
Performance Recordings / Videos

COMPOSING

Janine enjoys composing and arranging music for Films, Ballet or just for fun! Some examples are shown below.

Composing
Mediation Music
Bespoke Recordings
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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.

BESPOKE RECORDINGS

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.

Chason de Matin Elgar (Piano part only)Janine Forrester
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Romance Amy Beach (Piano part only)Janine Forrester
00:00 / 06:29
Baby Elephant Walk Mancini (Piano part)Janine Forrester
00:00 / 03:06
Waltz Brahms Op.39 No.3 (Ballet)Janine Forrester
00:00 / 01:01
Grand Gallop E.Holst (Ballet)Janine Forrester
00:00 / 01:00

TEACHING/ONLINE LEARNING

Video to follow........

Teaching / Online Learning
Gallery / Concerts

GALLERY/CONCERTS