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Sukin Series


May 8, 2025


The Billings Depot

2310 Montana Ave.


Janice Carissa, piano 

With the “multicolored highlights of a mature pianist”, Janice Carissa weaves vivid tales rather than mere showpieces from an eclectic program of Scarlatti, Bach, Tanzil, Mompou, and Scriabin. The Gilmore Young Artist and winner of Salon de Virtuosi is lauded for her impeccable finger work, expressive artistry, and radiant performances. 

  • Indonesian pianist and 2022 Gilmore Young Artist Janice Carissa began her musical journey at age five studying with her pianist mother.
  • Ms. Carissa debuted with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age 16 and with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at age 19. She has appeared as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, with Symphony in C, in WQXR’s Young Artist Showcase, and with the Grant Park Orchestra, among numerous other ensembles.

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A Gilmore Young Artist and winner of Salon de Virtuosi, Janice Carissa has “the multicolored highlights of a mature pianist“ (Philly Inquirer) and “strong, sure hands” (Voice of America) that “conveys a vivid story rather than a mere showpiece.” (Chicago Classical Review) She has garnered great acclaims at renowned concert halls, including the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, United Nations, Kennedy Center, Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Louis Vuitton Foundation, Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

Following her Philadelphia Orchestra debut at age sixteen, Janice has substituted Andre Watts as soloist with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and gone on to perform with the Kansas City, Amarillo, Des Moines, John Hopkins, St. Peters by the Sea, Symphony in C, Eastern Wind, Bay Atlantic and Midwest Young Artist symphonies. In 2023, she will be a featured soloist with Sacramento Philharmonic, Promusica Chamber Orchestra, Curtis Symphony Orchestra, and the Tacoma and Battlecreek symphonies.

Janice's passion for chamber music has lead her to performances with Brooklyn Chamber Music Society and Jupiter Chamber Concert Series; collaborations with Vadim Gluzman, Miriam Fried, Paul Neuebauer, Lucy Shelton, Marcy Rosen, David Shifrin, Jennifer Cano, Peter Wiley, among other distinguished musicians; and appearances at Marlboro, North Shore, Ravinia, Caramoor, and Kneisel Hall festivals.

A pupil of Gary Graffman and Robert McDonald, Janice left Indonesia in 2013 and entered the Curtis Institute of Music with full scholarship from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest. Now graduated with Bachelor’s Degree, she is presently pursuing her Master’s Degree at The Juilliard School with Robert McDonald. When away from the piano, Janice is an avid foodie and loves going on strolls with her camera.




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