Janice Martin is a multi-talent on violin, piano, voice and, most uniquely, the World’s Only Acrobatic Aerial Violinist. Recently named the 2014 Branson Female Entertainer of the Year, Janice is a Stradivarius Violin Award recipient, a Juilliard Music School Graduate, an Army Veteran, and is currently in her 5th year as a Headlining Act at the Showboat Branson Belle. She has toured the world with her various pop shows and as soloist with orchestras, and Janice has been seen on television with America’s Got Talent and This Old House.
There is no performer quite like Janice Martin. She achieves virtuosity as a violinist, pianist, soprano and perhaps most impressively, boasts the title as the world’s only Acrobatic Aerial Violinist. Janice’s multi-dimensional artistry has disarmed classical, popular and jazz audiences alike while creating ardent fans spanning a broad demographic both in the US and overseas. Following her Carnegie Hall debut, she released her first CD to NY Times critical acclaim as “a brilliant artist.” She has soloed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Houston Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, Portland Symphony, European Union Chamber Orchestra and the New York Symphonic Ensemble, to name a few, and has performed solos in some of the most celebrated concert halls in the world such as New York’s Avery Fisher Hall, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall and Prague’s Rudolfinum.
In 2009 Janice wowed millions of viewers on the popular NBC Series America’s Got Talent with her aerial violin and vocal performance, and her playing has been featured on television projects for the Discovery and History Channels as well on the big screen in the Miramax film Paperclips. She performs as guest soloist with orchestras in her Symphony Pops shows (Dear Mr. Gershwin, An Evening with Janice Martin, World on a String, Flyin’ Fingers, Paganinimania, An Unlikely Affair), with Cirque de la Symphonie as an “orchestrated aerial dance spectacular,” and is presently in her fifth season as a headlining act in Branson, MO.
Ms. Martin’s musical credentials include the honorary use of the 1708 Burstein/Bagshawe Stradivarius Violin from the Stradivari Society, top prizes at both the Washington International Competition, the Young Artist International Competition, and the Career Award Grant by National Endowment for the Arts.