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Janis Laurs - cello

Janis Laurs is one of Australia's leading cello soloists, chamber music player and teachers. He studied with Pierre Fournier in Switzerland and James Whitehead, and in 1972 graduated with first-class honours from the Elder Conservatorium in Adelaide.

Janis performed with the Australian String Quartet from 1985 to 1997, the widely acclaimed New England Ensemble and the Melba Quartet. He has travelled extensively overseas for concert tours, and he has appeared as soloist with the major Australian orchestras. In 2000, Janis performed Brahms' Double Concerto with William Hennessy and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

Janis was the Associate Principal cellist of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and has had a key role as director of the National Music Camps. He is the founding Artistic Director of the Mt. Buller Chamber Music Summer School.

After performing Dvořák's cello concerto in B minor in March 2001 under the baton of fellow cellist Phillip Green, Janus moved to the podium in 21 March 2002 for a concert that instead featured Phillip on cello.

Janis Laurs has appeared with the Zelman Symphony in the following concerts:

21 March 2002
24 March 2001

The above details were supplied by the individual performer and were current at the time of their last performance with the Zelman Symphony.

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