took lessons from his dad until he attended the Prague Conservatory and Music Academy. His other teachers included Nathan
Milstein and Franz Samohyl.
He joined the
Vienna Symphony Orchestra in 1980 and became their concertmaster in
November 2008, he conducted the Vienna Symphony strings in a concert that
included Apollon Musagete
by Igor Stravinsky, “Overture in C minor, D. 8a” by Franz
Schubert and “Serenade in E flat major, Op. 6” by Joseph Suk.
He and fellow
violinists Petra Brabcova and Jakub
Fiser, cellist Stepan Drtina, violist Ondrej Martinovsky and pianist Ludek
Sabaka appeared in Suk
Hall at the Prague Philharmonia’s Orchestral Academy on 29th March
2010. Their program featured “Capriccio
No. 8, Op. 1” by Niccolo Paganini, “Rondo,
Op. 70” by Franz Schubert, “Sonata No.
9 in A major” (“Kreutzer”) by Ludwig van Beethoven and “Sonata
No. 2 in D major, Op. 94a” by Sergei Prokofiev.
November 2011, the Eroica Trio joined forces with
the Vienna Symphony in a performance of Beethoven’s “Concerto
for Violin, Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 56” (“Triple
Concerto”). The concert
concluded with Johannes Brahms’ “Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op.
Jan was the
soloist in the Great Hall on 26th February 2012 when the Vienna Symphony
offered up “Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor, Op. 47”
by Jean Sibelius and “Sarka”, “Vltava” and “Yvsehrad”
from Ma Vlast
by Bedrich Smetana.
which he appears include: Beethoven: Serenade, Op. 8/Trio, Op. 9/3
with the Vienna String Trio; Bohuslav Martinu:
Works for Violins and Orchestra with the Vienna Symphony; Dvorak A.: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra,
Op. 53/Romance, Op. 11/Mazurek, Op. 49 with Jihoceska
kormoni filharmonie; Haydn: Zingarese/Landler/Nocturnes
with Ensemble Bella Musica de Vienne; and, Schubert: Trout Quintet/Notturno
with Wolfgang Klos, Wilfriend
Rehm, Wolfgang Sawallisch
and Ernst Weissensteiner.
In the field
of music education, he has taught at the University
of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, served as a
tutor at the Bregenz Festival and given online