Jan Schmolck, leader
In addition to being leader of the Orchestra of St John’s Jan is also Principal Second Violinist of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. He has guest-led many orchestras in the UK, including the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Britten Sinfonia, as well as the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in the production of Tom Ades’ opera “Powder Her Face”.
Jan’s solo performances with OSJ have included Bach’s violin concertos, the complete Brandenburg concertos, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante and violin concerto no 5, Beethoven violin concerto as well as many performances of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and a series of performances of Piazzolla’s Four Seasons. Solo performances with the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields include the Schnittke Double concerto at the Barbican Centre and a broadcast for French Radio of duo sonatas with Kenneth Sillito from the Chatelet, Paris.