About Jana Brožková
Oboist Jana Brožková ranks among the foremost Czech performers of classical music today. After impressive performances already during her studies at the Prague Conservatoire and Prague’s Academy of Musical Arts, she attracted attention in 1983 through victory in the Concertino Praga International Competition, and in 1989 she was declared Absolute Victor as well as receiving a special prize in the Europäischer Musikpreis Competition in Zürich. In the Prague Spring Competition in 1991 she won Third Prize, before rounding out her competition triumphs in 1997 with First Prize in the IDRS Gillet Competition in Evanston, Illinois. For fifteen years she was first oboist in the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, and since 2002 she has held the same position in the Czech Philharmonic. She appears regularly on Czech concert stages as a soloist and a member of chamber ensembles. With the Afflatus Quintet she won the prestigious First Prize in the ARD Competition in Munich in 1997. Since 1999 she has also been serving as a pedagogue at the Academy of Performing Arts. In addition she is a frequent member of juries in both domestic and international performance competitions.