* 2019 Arkady Fomin Scholarship Fund recipient
Indonesian pianist Janice Carissa has been praised for radiating “the multicolored highlights of a mature pianist” (Philadelphia Inquirer) and having a “fleet-fingered touch that is particularly impressive,” as well as for her artistry that “conveys a vivid story rather than a mere showpiece” (Chicago Classical Review). Recently named a Gilmore Young Artist and winner of Salon de Virtuosi, she has also won prizes at Aspen Music Festival’s Concerto Competition, American Protégé Star Performer Award, Indonesia Pusaka Competition and IBLA Foundation’s Piano Competition.
Her performances have riveted audiences in venues such as the Sydney Opera House, Louis Vuitton Foundation, Weill and Stern auditoriums at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, United Nations, Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Mann Center, and Greene Space. Janice is an alumna of Lang Lang Young Scholar.
In recent years Janice has made concerto debuts alongside renowned conductors Stephane Deneve, Cristian Macelaru, Peter Oundjian, and Jahja Ling; featured twice with the Philadelphia Orchestra; substituted Andre Watts as soloist with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; and appeared as soloist with Kansas City Symphony, Des Moines Symphony, John Hopkins Symphony, Symphony in C, MYA Orchestra, Bay Atlantic Symphony, Eastern Wind Symphony and St. Peters by the Sea Orchestra. Upcoming concerto debuts include Amarillo Symphony, Promusica Chamber Orchestra, Tacoma Symphony, and Battle Creek Symphony.
Deeply devoted to chamber music, Janice has appeared at Ravinia and toured with Miriam Fried and Musicians of Ravinia, on the Evnin Rising Series at Caramoor, and at the Marlboro, Kneisel Hall, Oxford, and North Shore festivals, performing with artists such as Vadim Gluzman, Marcy Rosen, Paul Neubauer, Pamela Frank, Lucy Shelton, Sally Chisholm, Peter Wiley, David Shifrin and players of Berlin Philharmonic Scharoun Ensemble. She is an active member of Ensemble 132 and Curtis 20/21 Ensemble. She has also been featured on WHYY TV Philadelphia, WRTI, WQXR, PBS, and NPR’s From The Top.
Born in Surabaya, Janice first studied with her self-taught pianist mother at age 5. Janice is presently in her final year at Curtis as a Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest fellow. She has studied under the tutelage of Gary Graffman and Robert McDonald since age 15.