Program primarily designed for school groups. The program is based on a musical part but also on a spoken word that will be given in Czech language only. The program will not be supplied with English subtitles.
Jana Boušková belongs to the elite category of the world renowned harpists, who are thanks to their distinct artistic qualities invited to the most prestigious world scenes. She regularly performs as a soloist as well as in chamber ensembles at important Czech and world concert venues and festivals. The following performances rank undoubtedly among her most prestigious ones: the solo recitals in Alice Tully Hall – Lincoln Centre (New York), in the Théâtre Châtelet in Paris, in the Wiener Musikverein, Berliner Festtage etc. Jana Boušková performed at the Gala concert to the 50th birthday anniversary of Jurij Bashmet in Moscow, she participated in the Grand Tour in Israel and Europe together with the violinist Maxim Vengerov. In the field of chamber music she cooperates with a number of outstanding interprets in the frame of the Spannungen Festspiele in Germany, Parry Sound in Ontario, Festival des Laureats Juventus Cambrai, Elba Isola Musical in Europe or Théâtre de la Ville together with flautists Emmanuel Pahud and Mathieu Defour, harpist Marie Pierre Langlamet, or grand tours with flautist Patrick Gallois. As a soloist in the symphony repertoire she cooperates with such orchestras as the Prague Philharmonia, Chicago Simfonietta, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, MDR Symphonieorchester Leipzig, Tokyo Chamber Orchestra etc.
Jana Boušková graduated from the Prague Conservatory and Ostrava University where she studied in the class of Libuše Váchalová. She continued studying at the prestigious Indiana University with Susann McDonald. She is the only Czech harpist who won the world’s most important and acknowledged international harp competition – in 1992 in the USA. In the same year she was awarded the 2nd prize in the competition with the oldest tradition in the world in Israel. Among other numerous successes let us name victories in Concours International de Musique de Chambre in Paris and in Torneo Internazionale di Musica in Italy. Jana Boušková was honored for outstanding concert successes and contribution to the harp field in Switzerland and is also the laureate of the Juventus Festival in France. In the Czech Republic she was awarded the Prize Talent of the year 1996.
Besides the solo career Jana Boušková devotes herself to pedagogical activity and teaches simultaneously on the Royal Academy in Brussels and on Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Since 2005 Jana Boušková is a solo harpist of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. She is being regularly invited to participate in world renowned harp congresses and symposiums and leads masterclasses all over the world. She teaches at prestigious schools including Indiana University in the USA or Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneve. In 1999 she was the Artistic Director of the 7th World Harp Congress in Prague.
Jana Boušková has recorded more than twenty CDs for Czech and international labels, radios and television companies. In 2004 EMI published a recording of her concert in the frame of the German festival Spannungen.
The vast repertoire of Jana Boušková includes compositions of all eras. Numerous Czech and foreign contemporary composers have composed pieces for her.
Jana Boušková is the official player of the prestigious Lyon & Healy harp producer and plays the instrument by this US company.
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