Amia Janicki, a Swiss violinist of Austrian, Polish and Japanese origin, was born in 1997 and started playing the violin at the age of three in the class of prof. Patricia Giannetti. She studied in the class of Tedi Papavrami in Geneva, and is currently studying in Vienna at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien in the class of Pavel Vernikov. She further improved under the guidance of artists such as Shmuel Ashkenasi, Corina Belcea, Stephan Picard, Donald Weilerstein, Gilles Apap, Svetlin Roussev and the Ebène Quartet.
Amia is a laureate of numerous international competitions, such as Vaclav Huml, Leonid Kogan, and the Musica Juventutis and Orpheus chamber music competitions. She also participates in numerous international academies and festivals, such as Verbier Festival, Villecroze Academy, The Ravel Festival, Sion Festival, Late Summer Music Festival Dubrovnik, Revermont Festival and La Roque-d’Anthéron Festival.
He performs in various prestigious halls, such as Musikverein, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Bozar, Flagey, Palais Royal in Brussels, La Monnaie/De Munt, Grand Théâtre u Geneva, Minato Mirai Hall, The House of Music in Moscow and the Lithuanian National Philharmonic. She performs as a soloist with various orchestras such as the Tonkünstler Orchestra, the HRT Symphony Orchestra, the Janaček Orchestra, the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra and the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to the classical repertoire, Amia devotes part of her time to contemporary repertoire. In 2018, she performed at the Konzerthaus in Vienna as part of the Casino Cage project, a crossover of L. Beri’s Sequenza and J. Cage’s Variation IV composition, as part of the Vienna Modern Festival. In 2020, she participated in the premiere of the chamber opera A L’extrême bord’ du monde by composer Harold Noben at La Monnaie/De Munt. The Swiss violinist is also interested in interdisciplinary projects. In 2022, she accompanied choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s ballet at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. She also, with the young director Lily Landecy, created a short film that combines film and music art, inspired by G. Enescu’s composition Impressions d’enfance, which will be filmed in 2023. This project is supported by the Villecroze Academy. In addition to solo engagements, Amia regularly collaborates with chamber musicians, such as Tedi Papavrami, Xavier Phillips, Gary Hoffman, Miguel da Silva or François Frédéric-Guy.
For her first CD, which will be released for the publishing house Fuga Libera Libre, she recorded G. Enescu’s Octet. 2022. In 2022, Amia was a member of the Aurora Quartet, the first piano quartet at the Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel, followed by the Miguel da Silva Quartet and the
Artemis Quartet. She is also a permanent soloist in Augustin Dumay’s violin class since 2021. She received scholarships from Irène Dénéréaz, Kiefer Hablitzel, Friedl Wald and the Zaczkowski Foundation, as well as from the Académie de Villecroze.
Amia Janicki plays a 1645 Niccolo Amati violin, on loan from the Maggini Foundation with the generous support of the LS Core Foundation.