Biography


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Born 6 May 1988 in Prague
He is a graduate of Prague Conservatory of Music (under Pavel Kudelasek). Right after he came to Moscow to study with “People’s Artist of USSR” Eduard Davidovich Grach at the Moscow State Conservatory of P.I.Tchaikovsky (2009-2010). Currently he attends violin class of renowned czech violinist Bohuslav Matousek at Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
COURSES
- Hudeček courses in Luhačovice (2008, 2009 winner), music courses in Bechyne (Pavel Kudelásek), Pro Corda-courses for chamber music in Great Britain (Wihan Quartet)
- he participated in masterclasses with professor of Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv Semion Yaroshevich
- he was awarded three times a full scholarship to attend Meadowmount School of Music in the State of New York (Charles Avsharian)
- he participated in the 20th international music summer courses "Keshet Eilon" in Israel (Shlomo Mintz, Eduard D. Grach)
- 2011 International Summer Academy in Reichenau (Hatto Beyerle, Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Petr Prause, Jan Talich, Peter Schuhmayer, Evgenia Epshtein), with his colleagues from Böhmia Trio they got a prize for the best chamber ensemble
COMPETITIONS
- 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 n. 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 an international competition "Violine in Dresden 2008"
- in May 2009 he won 2nd prize and became a laureate of an international violin competition "A.I.Yampolsky" in Moscow
- -recently as a member of Böhmia Trio, Jakub became a laureate of Martinu Competition in Prague
Mr. Junek played with Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinů Symphony Orchestra, Talich Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra “Barocco Sempre Giovanne”, Chamber orchestra “Moscovia” under conductors: Libor Pešek, Marcello Rota, Petr Altrichter, Jan Chalupecký, Stanislav Vavřínek, Paul Freeman, Eduard D. Grach at such places as Prague Rudolfinum, Smetana’s Hall of the Municipal House in Prague, Moscow (Great Hall of Conservatory P.I.Tchaikovsky, Small Hall of Conservatory P.I.Tchaikovsky), England (King’s Lynn, Truro, Harrogate and others)
in 2008 a CD was released - Dvořák and Sibelius violin concertos, with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra and Jan Chalupecký as a conductor
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