Janet Strauss enjoys an active career as a Baroque violinist. Her performances have been called “virtuoso” and “pristine and crystalline, while fully infused with 18th-century accents of passion.” As a leading violinist in Los Angeles, she has appeared with the Los Angeles Opera, and Los Angeles Master Chorale, and is a principal member of Los Angeles-based Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra. She often appears with Bach Collegium San Diego, Seattle Baroque, Portland Baroque Orchestra and Trinity Consort (Portland, OR) where she has worked with Monica Huggett, Eric Milnes, Reinhard Goebel, Paul Goodwin and Richard Egarr. Janet has performed with American Bach Soloists, Musica Pacifica, San Francisco Bach Choir, Magnificat, Camerata Pacifica and Galanterie. She has performed at the Indianapolis Early Music Festival, Tage Alte Musik Regensberg, Brighton Early Music Festival, Renaissance and Baroque Society Pittsburgh, and for many years at the Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar. Janet holds a Bachelor of Music degree in performance from the University of Southern California, is co-founder of the Los Angeles-based chamber ensemble Angeles Consort, and teaches privately in the Los Angeles area. She has recorded for Koch, Centaur and Loft Recordings.
Janet Strauss is a featured artist in our Together! program.