Dr. Katerina Juraskova
Czech-Canadian cellist Katerina Juraskova has been acclaimed for her “electrifying spells, natural intensity, beautiful phrasing and sonority” (Santa Barbara Independent). She holds Doctoral and Master’s degrees from McGill University, as well as degrees from Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal, Conservatoire européen de musique de Paris (France), and the International Menuhin Music Academy (Switzerland). For 9 years she was the Principal Cellist and Soloist for l’Orchestre Classique de Montréal (formerly the McGill Chamber Orchestra). Other Principal Cello positions and solo appearances include La Pietà, Ensemble contemporain de Montréal, Montgomery (AL) Symphony Orchestra, National Academy Orchestra (Hamilton, ON), and Camerata Lysy Gstaad (Switzerland). Her career as a soloist and a chamber musician has taken her to major concert venues on four continents.
Her teachers have included František Pišinger, Radu Aldulescu, Denis Brott, Antonio Lysy, and Christopher Rex. A certified Suzuki cello instructor, she has studied the Suzuki Method in Chicago, IL, with Tanya L. Carey.
Dr. Juraskova is currently on the faculty of Forest City String School in London, ON, and Suzuki Talent Education Program in Birmingham (AL). She has taught chamber music at the International Menuhin Music Academy, lectured at the University of Montreal, and served as an adjudicator for the National Tour of the Canadian Music Competition and for the Sherbrooke Music Competition in Québec. The 2021-2022 is her third season as a roster musician for a London, ON, - based chamber music organization Magisterra Soloists, and this summer she will conduct master classes and workshops at Suzuki String School of Guelph, ON, and at the Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute. She lives with her husband and son in London, ON, where she is active in the city’s cultural life and has a private studio.