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Jan & Jon Violin Duo: Jonathan Chan, Jan Bislin

Sun. November 18th St James' Church (All Ages)
2 pm doors at 1.30 pm
Event Description
Two talented violinists, Jonathan Chan and Jan Bislin, return to their hometown after performing across Europe, Asia, and North America to present a varied programme of classical music and popular music covers. The duo often branches out beyond classical walls to explore the world of improvisation, pop, jazz, hip-hop, Electronic Dance Music, and contemporary art forms. Jan & Jon have formed a unique sound dedicated to pushing the boundaries of the violin while pulling people into their musical journey.

About Jan & Jon
Friends since childhood, Canadian born violinists, Jonathan Chan and Jan Bislin, formed the duo formerly known as Momento in the beginning of 2013. Having studied with the same professor during their teenage years, Jonathan and Jan garnered countless classical music awards and accolades throughout their young lives. They have since gone on to receive their Masters in Performance from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama while performing all over Europe and North America.
While performing live, they are also involved in the YouTube community with the hopes and ambitions of delivering their music and creativity to the world. As such, the duo often branches out beyond classical music and explores the world of popular classics, rock, jazz, hip hop, pop and electronic music while experimenting with their own sounds.
Having been invited to play at the wedding of Geri Halliwell and Christian Horner, the group can often be found performing in corporate events, weddings, bars, lounges and any place where their music can be shared. Since 2017, Jan and Jon have enjoyed performing across America for NACA College conventions, shows and private events. Jamming frequently at Sofar Sounds London gigs, they have also performed for Bloomberg’s 2015 Summer Party, the Old Vic Theatre’s inaugural Variety Night show and the Summer Gala, working with Ronnie Scotts musicians and sharing the stage with Tim Minchin, Dynamo, Gary Barlow, Il Volo and other prominent artists.
Jan and Jon draw their musical influences from limitless number of styles, often fusing their deep classical roots with present day sounds. They have evolved into a multi-instrumental group, incorporating electronic elements and supporting instruments to bolster their music and live show. Going from competing against each other in numerous competitions to joining forces, Jonathan and Jan have formed to create a unique sound dedicated to pushing the boundaries of the violin while pulling people into their musical trip.

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