Jaroslav Kubita

Jaroslav Kubita studied at the Prague Conservatory and the Prague Academy of Performing Arts. From 1984-96 Jaroslav was professionally engaged as principal bassoonist in the State Opera Orchestra in Prague and in the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra. Since 1996 he has been a member of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (since 2003 principal bassoonist).
Jaroslav´s performing career took off even before he had finished his studies with several competition succeses drawing him to attention of the public eye. These include first prizes in the 1991 „Prague Spring“ competition and 1988 Polish Leszno competition. He was also a prize winner in competitions C.M. von Weber in Munich (1987) and IDRS in Manchester (1989). As a soloist he performs regularly both at home and abroad.
Jaroslav is a member of the chamber ensembles In Modo Camerale, Prague Barock Ensemble and Czech Wind Harmony. Since 2009 he is a bassoon teacher at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno.