Jakub Junek

Jakub Junek
  • In 2009, he graduated from the Prague Conservatory, where he studied under Pavel Kudelásek and in the same year he became a student of Bohuslav Matoušek at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. In 2009/10 he was a student of People's Artist of USSR under professor Eduard Davidovich Grach at Moscow State Conservatory of P. I. Tchaikovsky
  • He was the absolute winner in Nova Paka at the Jozef Muzika Competition (2004), 2nd place at the Prague Junior Note (2000), winner in his category in 2005 at the competition of all conservatories in the Czech Republic at Teplice, he is a laureate of the international Kocian Violin Competition in Ústí nad Orlicí 
    - together with colleague and cellist Ivan Vokáč, they won the absolute winners at the 40th annual international radio competition Concertino Praga 
    - 2nd prize at international Beethoven's competition in Hradec nad Moravici (2006) 
    - he became a finalist of the international competition "Violine in Dresden 2008" 
    - in May 2009, he won 2nd prize and became a laureate of the international violin competition "A.I.Yampolsky" in Moscow
  • He has already performed with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra (Libor Pešek, Paul Freeman, Jan Chalupecký, Petr Altrichter), Philharmony of Bohuslav Martinů (Stanislav Vavřínek, Marzena Diakun), chamber orchestra Barocco Sempre Giovanne and also chamber orchestra "Moscovia" (Eduard Grach) 
    - on March 11th 2007, he made his debut with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum (J.Sibelius' violin concerto in d minor, conductor Paul Freeman), in 2009 in Rudolfinum he performed Beethoven's violin concerto (Libor Pešek as a conductor)
  • He also participated at the IMF Prague Proms 2007, where he performed Mozart's 5th concerto in A major with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Libor Pešek.
  • In 2008, he released a CD with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra consisting of Dvořák and Sibelius violin concertos conducted by Jan Chalupecký.
  • In September 2010, while on a tour with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in England (Barnstaple, Truro, Plymouth) he performed F. Mendelssohn's violin concerto in e minor with conductors P. Altrichter and L. Pešek



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Rondo caproccioso
Jakub Junek – violin
Paganini,Dvořák, Brahms

website: www.jakubjunek.cz

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