Jana Peäske

b. October 27, 1967 Tallinn
Member of the Association of Estonian Professional Musicians

Pianist Jana Peäske is a valued accompanist and chamber musician, performing a lot of contemporary music and classical repertoire.

In 1985, Jana Peäske graduated from Tallinn Music High School as a pianist with Enn Seep and Bruno Lukk. She continued studying piano in 1985-1990 at Tallinn Conservatory with Bruno Lukk and since 1989 with Ivo Sillamaa. 1991-1993 she studied organ in the class of Hugo Lepnurm. She earned Master`s in Music degree in 2000 at the Estonian Academy of Music.
In 1995-1999, Jana Peäske studied chamber music at the University of Music Karlsruhe (Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe) with Michael Uhde, where she received Master`s degree in 1997 and finished her PhD studies in 1999.

In 1992, Jana Peäske and Mihkel Peäske won the Favorite of the Audience Award at the contest festival Con Brio. In 1996, Jana Peäske and Kersten McCall took part in F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy Competition in Berlin where Peäske won the best accompanist prize.

Since 1988, Peäske has been working at Tallinn Music High School and since 1990, at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre as a teacher and a piano accompanist.

Jana Peäske has been the member of the NYYD Ensemble since 1994 with which she has performed, taken part in many international contemporary music festivals and recorded CD-s.

As an accompanist Peäske has performed with many wind instrument players, including flutists Mihkel Peäske and Kersten McCall.

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