Violin & Strings
After completing her studies in Prague, Jana won a scholarship to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with prof. David Takeno. She graduated with a First Class B Mus Honours Degree with Distinction and then continued her studies at the Postgraduate Advanced Instrumental level. Jana won several important prizes, while at the GSMD.
Jana has given many solo performances and has attended masterclasses with Yehudi Menuhin, Lorand Fenyves and Alberto Lysy among others. She is invited to many chamber music festivals including the Cheltenham Festival, Chichester Festival, Spitalfields Festival, Prague Spring Festival, Martinu Festival in Prague, Moto Perpetuo Festival (Italy), Festivo in Aschau (Germany), Haaglanden Festival (Holland) and tours with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the Luzerne Festival Orchestra under the baton of Claudio Abbado, Daniel Harding, Esa Pekka Salonen, Daniele Gatti and many others.
Jana is a member of “Spohr Violin Duo” with her husband Ondrej Lebr, with whom they perform compositions originally written for two violins. She is also invited to make recordings for Czech Radio.
Jana plays a Neapolitan violin by Ventapane, built in 1810.
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