The Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century is fortunate to have concertmaster Alexander Janiczek at its side. Alexander is one of the most experienced concert masters in Europe. He started at an early age at Camerata Salzburg where he both conducted and performed. Since then he has appeared as a guest conductor with all the notable chamber orchestras in Europe. With the Chamber Orchestra of Europe he toured extensively throughout Europe and the Far East, built close musical collaborations with other leading artists such as Mitsuko Uchida, and conducted the COE, with great success, in a disc of Stravinsky’s Apollon Musagète and Pulcinella Suite.
In 2011, Alexander was appointed Associate Artist with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Today he is concertmaster of the Dresden Festival Orchestra, which plays romantic instruments, and, in addition to invitations from guest concertmasters of the Orchester des Champs Elysées, he regularly collaborates with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century.
Alexander Janiczek teaches violin at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He plays the ex-‘Sorkin’ Giuseppe Guarneri, del Gesù, Cremona 1731, who was loaned to him by the National Bank of Austria.