Janneke Brits is a much sought-after teacher and pianist currently based in south-east London, where she is Head of Keyboard at Eltham College. She is a regular adjudicator for festivals and competitions and is dedicated to teaching students of all ages and abilities.
Janneke studied at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where she was awarded the Performer's Certificate in addition to her Bachelor's Degree. She completed her Master's Degree at the Guildhall School of Music, after which she also held a fellowship for two years there. She specialised in early keyboard music and as a result performed with the Academy Beckett Ensemble and on rare instruments at the Cobbe Collection at Hatchlands Park, Surrey.
As chamber pianist, she has taken part in concert series and festivals in the US and throughout Europe, highlights of which include the International Masterclasses at Prussia Cove, the Blair Atholl Showcase in Scotland and an exchange to Gothenburg, Sweden. She has also been in ensembles premiering works by Hans Werner Henze, Tristan Murail, and Peter Eotvos in the Barbican Hall and LSO St Luke's, which were broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
Together with her husband James Kreiling, and pianist Bobby Mitchell, she is Co-Artistic Director of En Blanc et Noir, a piano festival held in Lagrasse, France every July. She is also a regular teacher at Music at Chateau d-Aix, which takes place in The Lot, France, every August.