Meadowmount
Guest Artist
Youth Focus Group

Jana Kubánková

Jana Kubánková is a violinist and a coach. She graduated in violin and theory of performance from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czechia. She was a full-scholarship student at the Meadowmount School of Music in 2006, 2007 and 2008. During her early studies, she appeared as a soloist with eminent Czech orchestras such as Prague Philharmonic or Prague Chamber Orchestra. She also gave performances for Czech Radio life broadcasting.

At the age of twenty, Jana became a violinist in the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. She joined the orchestra on tours throughout the world and worked with many world-renowned conductors. Jana also took an important part in coaching many educational projects, including programs for young future professional orchestral players within the Czech Philharmonics.

In 2017, Jana left the orchestra to focus fully on her educational project, ‘Psychosomatics of Instrumental Playing’. This method was built on a combination of Laban Analysis of Human Motion, Bartenieff Fundamentals, and music psychology. It also encompassed projective techniques of expressive therapies and relaxation techniques, based on Jana’s own training and studies, which she had undergone between 2010 – 2017. The purpose of these methods was to provide students and professionals with deeper insight to psychosomatic context of instrumental playing and integration of suitable methods. The end result - to make the entire learning process more effective.

Jana stays active as a performer and artist. Since 2017, she has appeared as a concertmaster and soloist of the Berg Orchestra where she premiered many international and Czech contemporary works. She also focuses on trans-disciplinary artistic work and cooperates with European artists from other fields on international projects.

Official website:
janakubankova.eu

Blog for students:
psychosomaticsformusicians.com

Youth Focus Class is especially structured to support the learning process of Meadowmount students under age eighteen.

Through seminars, students deal with key issues such as planning skills, practice effectiveness, conscious playing and focus, compensation techniques, anti-stress methods, cultivation of self-reflection, self-confidence, and creativity. The aim is to raise both artistic and personal competence for successful instrumental studies.