Janine ZillmannJanine was a violin scholar at the junior department ofthe Royal College of Music, London, before gaining a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of York.

She won a scholarship for post-graduate work at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying the violin with Jack Glickman, baroque violin with Michaela Comberti, and chamber music with members of the Takacs and Amadeus Quartets. As a member of the prize-winning Takane Quartet, she also took part in masterclasses with the Borodin Quartet.

Following a year of freelancing with various chamber groups and ensembles in London and around the UK and Europe she completed her studies in Germany gaining her Artists’ diploma from Mannheim College for Music and the Performing Arts.

During her last year of study Janine won an apprenticeship to play in the orchestra of the National Theatre Mannheim (Opera House). She continued to work there until 2002, playing over sixty different operas including Wagner’s Ring Cycle and Mozart’s ‘Clemenza di Tito’with a live tiger.

Janine has also worked regularly with the German State Philharmonic Orchestra (Rhineland-Palatinate) and the Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester.

After the birth of her two children she decided to devote herself to teaching. She trained to be a Suzuki teacher taking courses both in the UK and Germany.  In 2013 she co-founded the Suzuki School in Mannheim, and collaborates regularly with other Suzuki groups locally, and across the country.