Mgr. Jana Hrabaňová - violinist and violin teacher

Education

State Conservatory in Prague, Na Rejdišti 1, Praha 1, majoring in violin at prof. J. Foltýn

1987 Graduated from the State conservatory at The Dvořak Hall of the Prague Rudolfinum.

1987-1992, Academy of Music,Prague, majoring in violin at prof. Nora Grumlíková

1989 The co-founder of Škampa Quartet, formed under the leadership of Professor Antonín Kohout and Milan Škampa, members of the Smetana Quartet. Jana was playing in the Škampa quartet as the second till 2008.

Scholarship and studies

A year scholarship at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole at Piero Farulli - Italiano Quartet (chamber music), 1990.

Studies with the pianist Malcolm Fragera, with the members of the Amadeus Quartet, with Walter Levin (LaSalle Quartet) and others.

Awards

1991: The first Place, the Charles Hennen International Competition in Heerlen , The Netherlands
1992: Special Prize of the Czech Chamber Association
1993: The Royal Philharmonic Society award for Best Debut 1993 Wigmore Hall, London
1994 – 1998: Škampa Quartet became the first residential ensemble in the history of Wigmore Hall
2001: Harmonie Award for the best recording of the year 2001 for the recording of Janacek quartets
2003: Harmonie Award for the best recording of the year 2003 for his recording of Smetana quartets

Concerts

Concert tours: Europe, Japan, North and South America, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.

International music festivals: Melbourne, Aspen, Berlin, Gstaad, Edinburgh, Istanbul,Paris, Orlando (the Netherlands), Stavanger (Norway), German Schleswig-Holstein and Schwetzingen, Prague (Prague Spring) and others. Mezinárodní hudební festivaly: v Melbourne, Aspenu, Berlíně, Gstaadu, Edinburghu, Istambulu, Paříži, holandském Orlandu, norském Stavangeru, německém Schleswig-Holsteinu a Schwetzingenu, v Praze (Pražské jaro) a další.

Concerts in major music centers including London's Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Paris Chatelet Theatre, Vienna Musikveiren, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Dvořák Hall of the Rudolfinum in Prague and others.

Cooperation

Josef Suk, Dagmar Pecková, Jiří Bárta, Nobuko Imai, Dame Anne Evans, John Williams, Lars Noght, Janine Jansen, Kathryn Stott, Michael Collins, Ronald van Spandock, Nikolai Demidenko, Itamar Golan, Melvyn Tan, Wolfgang Holzmeier and others.

Crossover projects

Concert tour with Iva Bittova in the USA, New York, Carnegie Hall; Germany, Berlin, Berlin Philharmony; Switzerland, Bern, Paul Klee Centrum; United Kingdom, London, Wigmore Hall; Belgium, the Antverps, de Singel; the Czech republic, Brno, Besední dům; Prague Dvořák Hall of the Rudolfinum.

Teaching

2004 – 2008: Visiting Professor of Chamber Music at the London Royal Academy Of Music.

Masterclasses: Wigmore Hall, London; University of Manchester; Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Orlando Festival, the Netherlands; University of Mexico City, Mexico; Bard University, USA, University Hobart, Tasmania and others.

2007: Violin teacher, founded Studio Dobeška in Prague.

Recording

Supraphon:
1995: Beethoven, Smetana, Dvořák
1996: Haydn, Schubert, Ravel
1997: Beethoven, Mozart
1998: Iva Bittová, Classic
1998: Dvořák, Brahms
1999: Janáček, Dvořák
2000: Beethoven
2001: Janáček
2003: Smetana
2004: Janáček Moravian Poetry in Song, with Iva Bittova
2004: Janáček
2007: Dvořák
2007: Živě z Wigmore hall, Mozart, Smetana, Shostakovich

Since 1994, regular recordings of live performances for the BBC.

Present

2013: Jana continues teaching at Studio Dobeška in Prague.

August 3, 2013 Jana passes the European Suzuki Association examination level 1 (examination board members: Helen Brunner (Great Britain), Eva Maria Tosik-Warszawiak (Iceland) a Agatha Jerie (Switzerland)) and becomes the first certified Suzuki teacher in the Czech republic. She becomes qualified to teach Suzuki Violin Method level 1 (Suzuki Violin Book 1).

May 5, 2014 Jana passes the European Suzuki Association examination level 2 (examination board members: Helen Brunner (Great Britain), Wilfried van Gorp (Belgium) a Agatha Jerie (Switzerland)). She becomes qualified to teach Suzuki Violin Method level 2 (Suzuki Violin Book 2 & 3).

May 31, 2014 Jana passes the European Suzuki Association examination level 3 (examination board members: Helen Brunner (Great Britain), Wilfried van Gorp (Belgium) a Agatha Jerie (Switzerland)). She becomes qualified to teach Suzuki Violin Method level 3 (Suzuki Violin Book 4 & 5).

12.7.2015 Jana passes the European Suzuki Association examination level 4, (examination board members: Elzbieta Wegrzyn (Poland), Ewa Tosik-Warszawick (Iceland), Agathe Jerie (Switzerland)

8. 8. Jana passes the European Suzuki Association examination level 5, (examination board members: Helen Brunner (Great Britain), Ewa Tosik-Warszawick (Iceland), Agathe Jerie (Switzerland) he becomes qualified to teach Suzuki Violin Method level 5 (Suzuki Violin Book 8 & 9, 10).

31. 3. 2017 she is a co-founder of the Czech Suzuki Association.

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