On graduating from the Prague Conservatory, violinist Jakub Junek embarked on studies at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Eduard Grach and the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna with Jan Pospichal. He is currently a postgraduate student at the Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, where he studies with Bohuslav Matoušek.
Junek has participated in a number of international music masterclasses, and was awarded a scholarship for three consecutive years for the Meadowmount School of Music in the US. Junek has won prizes at many international competitions, including the 2006 Beethoven’s Hradec International Interpretation Competition and the A.I. Yampolsky International Violin Competition, Moscow.
He has performed as a soloist with major Czech orchestras, mainly appearing with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra (CNSO). He also regularly collaborates with Czech pianist Johanna Haniková.
His discography comprises an album of Dvořák and Sibelius violin concertos with the CNSO and conductor Jan Chalupecký, and more recently a solo release featuring pianist Karel Vrtiška supported by CNSO sponsor scheme Kalkant. Renowned Czech director Hana Pinkavová has created two documentaries featuring Junek for Česká televise: Do Not Extinguish, I’m On Fire! with cellist Ivan Vokáč and Go For Your Dream.
Role: Classical Artist
|BEETHOVEN, L. van: Romance Cantabile, WoO 207 / Violin Concerto, WoO 5 (Haniková, Junek, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Pardubice, Štilec)
|BODOROVÁ, S.: Concerto dei Fiori / LUKÁŠ, Z.: Concerto grosso / FIŠER, L.: Amoroso / MÁCHA, O.: Variations (Quattro Orchestra, Stilec)