Jana Boušková belongs to the elite category of the world renowned harpists.
Thanks to her distinct artistic successes Jana Boušková rapidly became a very demanded harpist performing on the prominent stages all over the world as a soloist as well as in cooperation with such interpreters like Maxim Vengerov, Jurij Bashmet, Patrick Gallois, Jiří Bárta, Christian Tetzlaff, Sharon Kam or Mstislav Rostropovič.
Jana Boušková 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 – Linconl Centre (New York), in the Thėâtre Châtelet in Paris, in the Wiener Musikverein, in the frame of the IMF Prague Spring, Berliner Festtage etc. She participated in the Grand Tour in Israeli and Europe together with the violinist Maxim Vengerov, In the field of chamber music she cooperates with a number of outstanding interprets 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 Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, 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 prof. Libuše Váchalová. She continued studying at the prestigious Indiana University with prof. Susann McDonald.
Jana Boušková 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 as the only Czech artist to be invited ever.
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 and as one of ten most important Czech women and as first interpret of the classical music ever she was awarded the Prize Lady Pro.
Besides the solo career Jana Boušková devotes herself to pedagogical activity and teaches simultaneously on the Royal Academy in Brussels (Koninklijke Conservatorium 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.
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 that she won on the International Harp Competition in 1992 in the USA.
Jana Boušková has recorded more than twenty CDs for Czech and international labels, radios and television companies.