Jana Jarkovská | flute

Jana Jarkovská was born in 1983 in Jaroměř, a cultured town in Eastern Bohemia in the Czech Republic. She started playing flute at the age of seven in a music school in Hradec Králové. After graduating from The Bishop Grammar School in Hradec Králové in 2002, she entered The Prague Conservatoire where she studied the flute for six years in the class of Prof. Jan Riedlbauch. During her studies there she won the first prize at The Czech Conservatoires' National Competition and the Yamaha scholarship which is awarded to only one student of the Prague Conservatoire each year.
Between the years 2008 - 2013 she studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under Prof. Jiří Válek. In 2010 she took part in the Erasmus Study Internship and spent one semester at The Conservatorio di Musica "Giuseppe Verdi" in Milan (Italy) studying with Prof. Simona Valsecchi (flute) and Emanuela Piemonti (chamber music). In 2012 she worked as an assistant professor in Prof. Valsecchi’s class at The Conservatorio "G. Verdi" within Erasmus Placement Program. Jana regularly attends master classes of renowned flautists such as Philippe Benoit, Barthold Kuijken, Gaby Pas-Van Riet or Kaspar Zehnder. From autumn 2013 she studies a Postgraduate Diploma in Interpretation at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm with Prof. Tobias Carron.
Jana Jarkovská is a member of chamber music ensembles: Bellatrix-Trio (flute - cello - piano) and Morgenstern Ensemble (soprano - flute - piano). She also forms a successful duo with her partner, pianist Bohumír Stehlík with whom she won Chieri International Music Competition (Italy) in 2012 and a Pro Musicis International Award (Paris - France) in the year 2013. Beyond the traditional flute repertoire, Jana also enjoys playing contemporary music and has performed in contemporary premieres as well. Her concerts have taken place within different European countries as well as in USA.

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