MgA. Jana Hrabaňová

Suzuki učitelka houslí, Praha

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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.

  

MgA. Kristian Vacek

Kristian Vacek is an absolvent of the Music Academy of Ceske Budejovice, he studied in the Academy of Toivo Kuula in Finland, where he completed two courses in the academy of J. Sibelia. Between the years 1996-1999 he was working as a concert master in the chamber orchestra of T. Kuula, which performed at a variety of concerts and festivals in Finland, Sweden and Estonia and also in Farsi Islands. Several times he also performed as a solo artist with the orchestra, took part in international competitions of H. Marteau and Beethoven Hradec, played for example in front of a Finish president M. Ahrisaarim, he was a member of the youth orchestra of the EU in years 2004-5 and performed in their European tour. Currently he is finalizing his diploma studies at the H- Academy of Music Art in Teplice and also publishes his first solo album.

  

 

 

 

MgA. Štěpán Pražák

Stepan Prazak is an absolvent of the Conservatory in Pils under a leadership of Radka Beranova and Roman Fedcuk. During his studies, he preformed as a soloist with the orchestra of J.K.Tyl theatre in Pils. He participated on many Czech and international master courses and he became a laureate of national and international competitions (1. prize and a laureate of the International competition of Louise Spohr in Germany). As a soloist, he has cooperated with many professional orchestras and he performed on many national and international music festivals. Regularly, he cooperates with the ensemble Musica Bohemica and he performs with a Russian pianist Michael Kravtchin around the Europe. Since 2009, he has been a guest concertmaster of the Orchestra Mitteleuropea di Udine in Italy. Since 2014, he has become the first violin player of The Czech philharmonic quartet.

 

 

 

 

 

  

MgA. Lenka Nečasová

http://www.arsiuvenum.com/data/images/thumb/2020/vtextu/e42a5cf210bf7918f6f0add41cd985b3.pngI was born in Prostějov. In between years 1980 and 1986 I studied at Kroměříž conservatory. From 1987 to 1989 I was a member of O. Stibor theatre orchestra in Olomouc. At the end of that year I moved to Prague with my family and in 2001 I joined the J. Vodňanský´s orchestra and then also the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra led by VojtěchSpurný. In 2005 I startedthe Theory and Practice of AncientMusic programme atFaculty of Arts of the Masaryk University in Brno. I finished my studies in 2008. I further attended a course of Baroque music in Rajnochovice (first as an attendant, then as a violinist in the orchestra), Valtice and a jazz music course in Frýdlant v Čechách. Currently, I´m engaging in the historically informedperformance in Musica cum Gaudio and Ensemble 18+ projects. In addition to that, I teach violin on the MusicartBarrandovprivate music school. I try to enrich and improve my teaching methods by attending the CoulourString courses of G.Szilvay in London. His combination of Suzuki‘s method and solmization singing method of ZoltánKodály enables a brand-new violin play teaching method. Furthermore, I participate in the Musicart string quartet and in the Phantom of the Opera musical orchestra.

 

 

MgA. Lenka Němcová

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Lenka Němcová (*1994) comes from České Budějovice. She started playing the violin at the age of five by her teacher Tuula Sivula - Vacek, who is teaching her until today.

During her studies at the Music School of B. Jeremiah in České Budějovice, she won several awards in national and international competitions and festivals, and successfully represented the school of music not only in this country but also abroad. The most important achievements are excellent positions in national competitions in solo and chamber music in Plzeňské housličky, International Kocian Violin Competition, an international competition Talents for Europe - Slovakia, Prague Junior Note, competition Conservatory in Pilsen.
She became several award-winning of Talent of South Bohemian Region and she received a scholarship for talent in the field of culture.
Currently she is a student of the fifth year of the Conservatory in České Budějovice - field violin and third grade at the same school - field viola under the leadership of prof. Tuula Sivula - Vacek .
Lenka successfully passed the entrance exam at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. She is the student of viola under the guidance of prof . Karel Untermüller.
She regularly performs concerts of the Conservatory. She plays in several orchestras and clusters in České Budějovice.
Lenka during her studies at the Conservatory of Ceske Budejovice won several major awards, she attends music courses and seminars during summer months (violin master classes of Václav Hudeček, master classes of Jana Špidlen in Prague, the International courses in České Budějovice and in Nové Hrady).

The most important recent achievements are:
- 1st place (viola) on competition of conservatories and music grammar schools in Czech Republic
- Honorable Mention (violin) on competition of conservatories and music grammar schools in Czech Republic
- 1st place in the talent competition of the South Bohemian Region
- 1st place (viola) at the International Competition of Talents for Europe - Slovakia
- 3rd place (chamber music - violin) at the International Competition of Talents for Europe - Slovakia
- Special prize for the winner - participation in the winners' concert accompanied by an orchestra B.Warchala
- a special prize for interpretation of the song B.Martinů - Mládí a B.Martinů - Polička
- Gold Band - Mládí a B.Martinů - Polička (violin)
- Gold Band - Mládí a B.Martinů - Polička (viola)
- Gold Band - Mládí a B.Martinů - Polička (chamber music)
She appeared as a soloist with the Theatre Orchestra of České Budějovice and with the South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic.
She received a scholarship for talent in the field of culture from Mgr. Juraj Thoma - the mayor of České Budějovice.