He began studying violin at the age of 5 with Prof. M. Micková. From 2003 he studied with
Prof. J. Fišer, graduating with honours from the Prague Conservatory in 2013 and until
recently at the University of Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna under the guidance of
As a teenager he enjoyed his first major successes, winning numerous competitions. He won the Czech national conservatoire competition in 2008, the Hradec International
Competition (2009), was the youngest Laureate of the Prague Spring International Festival
competition in 2010, and in 2011 he became the youngest soloist in the history of the Czech
Radio Symphony Orchestra. In 2014 he took first prize at Vienna’s Fritz Kreisler International
Violin Competition at the Vienna Konzerthaus. He has performed as soloist with the Kuopio
Symphony Orchestra and Romanian Radio Symphony, Lappeenranta City Orchestra (Finland),
Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra (FOK), Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra. Jan Mráček had the honour of being invited by J. Bělohlávek to guest lead
the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in residency at Vienna’s Musikverein. In 2008 he joined
the Lobkowicz Piano Trio, which took 1. prize and the audience prize at the International
Johannes Brahms Competition in Pörtschach (Austria) in 2014.
His recording of the Dvořák
violin concerto and other works by the Czech composer under J. Judd with the Czech
National Symphony was released on the Onyx label and has received excellent reviews. In
addition to his British debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and M. Brabbins in
London and other cities, last season Jan Mráček made his American debut with the St Louis
Symphony under Han-Na Chang, with the Symphony of Florida with J. Judd, debuts in Dubai
with the Vienna Concert Verein and in China with the Slovenian Philharmonic, the Czech
Philharmonic under M. López-Gómez as well as recitals at festivals in Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Greece. He had his Swiss debut with the Tchaikovsky concerto as an Orpheum
Foundation soloist in Zurich’s Tonhalle with the Tchaikovsky concerto and Tchaikovsky
Symphony Orchestra under V. Fedoseyev. In July he gave his Korean debut the Daejeon
Philharmonic and the Asian Youth Orchestra in Tokyo. The current season has begun with
performances of the Mendelssohn violin concerto in Nancy, with the Orchestre National de
Lorraine under J. de Souza, and performances of the Dvořák concerto in Ljubljana with the
Slovenian Philharmonic under J. Judd.
Jan Mráček plays on a Carlo Fernando Landolfi violin,
Milan 1758, generously loaned to him by Mr Peter Biddulph.
He performed at the Young Prague Festival for the first time in 2010.