Jannina Norpoth made her debut as a soloist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at age 14. Since then she has built a career as an innovative collaborative artist with a passion for contemporary music, genre bending and improvisation. Her string quartet, PUBLIQuartet, was the 2013 New Music/ New Places winner of the Concert Artist's Guild Competition and was recently awarded the 2015 Adventurous Programming Award by Chamber Music America and ASCAP.
Deemed "Leader's of the New School" by Symphony Magazine and "Independent Minded" by The New Yorker, PUBLIQuartet has performed this season at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, SubCulture, and the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival. Compositions from their programming concept MIND | THE | GAP: which melds musical genre's through improvisation were dubbed "ingenious hybrids" by Strad Magazine.
A versatile musician, Ms. Norpoth performs and writes alongside her husband bassist/guitarist/songwriter John-Paul Norpoth in the folk/rock group HOLLANDS. Praised for their multi-faceted sound, their recent LP debut was profiled by BBC as "pulsing indie pop that really puts a spring in your step ... mixing fun, folk, rock and elements of classical." HOLLANDS was recognized internationally as one of six top bands by the Banff Centre in Canada, where it completed a two-week artist residency working with Canada's DJ Champion.
Ms. Norpoth has performed internationally, including appearances at the Detroit Art X Festival, Montreux Detroit Jazz Festival, Mostly Mozart Festival, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, VH1’s Save the Music, IFC's Dinner with the Band, Palmer Woods Music in Homes, Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Hall, and Concert Tour of Tuscany (presented by the International Academy of Music in Castelneuvo di Garfangnagna). As a soloist she has performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Bloomfield Symphony, Casalmaggiore International Chamber Ensemble, Ensemble 212, and Bachanalia Chamber Orchestra.
She has been a featured performer alongside such acclaimed musicians as Jay - Z, Beyoncé, Regina Carter, violinist/composer Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), Pamela Wise and the Latin Jazz All-Stars, jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, bassist Dave Young, virtuoso pianist/producer Mike Garson, jazz guitarist/composer A. Spencer Barefield, Foxy Brown, Sheila E., Boys II Men, Dionne Warwick, Anita Baker, Michael McDonald, My Brightest Diamond, Alexi Murdoch, and DM Stith. As an arranger she has written and arranged strings for Keyshia Cole, Keri Hilson, Black Dahlia Murder, Akron Family, John Legend, and Never Shout Never. As a studio arranger and performer she has worked under grammy-winning producers Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis and Bryce Goggin.
Ms. Norpoth lives in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, with her husband John-Paul and their puggle Vegas. Upcoming projects included self-titled debut with PUBLIQuartet, a duo recording of Prokofiev's Sonatas for violin and piano with pianist Maria Meirelles, and The Scheherazade Project, awarded 2015 MPower Artist grant by the Sphinx Organization, which will enable a collaboration between HOLLANDS, PUBLIQuartet and artist Amy Khoshbin that will create multimedia song cycle for rock band, string quartet, electronics, and projections based the stories of One Thousands and One Nights, and taking inspiration from Rimsky Korsakov's Scheherazade.