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Jan Ostrý


After graduating from the Prague Conservatoire Jan Ostrý studied at the CNR de Versailles and, with a grant from the French government, he also attended the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon as a pupil of celebrated flautist Philippe Bernold. While he was still studying he won awards at various competitions and participated in master classes headed by leading flautists. He has appeared in concert and festival venues in Austria, France and Germany, among others. He was involved in recordings of chamber works by Antonín Rejcha and Jan Ladislav Dusík, performances of the complete quartets of Jakub Jan Ryba, the complete Bach sonatas for two flutes and continuo, and the CD Bach Family. During the 1999–2000 season he was solo flautist with the Orchestre National de Lyon, and a year later he assumed the same post with Den Norske Operaen Oslo (The Norwegian Opera). He is currently teaching at the Prague Conservatoire and at Ostrava University. He is regularly invited to participate in master classes at the European Flute Academy in Fiss, Austria, and in seminars held during the Neuberger Kulturtage festival. This year sees him performing for Dutch radio at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, at the Styriarte festival, and the International Flute Festival in Maastricht.