“The NAC musicians were extremely kind, though perhaps slightly skeptical. That’s only natural when you’re ten and playing with such an acclaimed orchestra. But they were very warm when they heard me play.”
At 15, Jan signed a recording contract with the prestigious label, Deutsche Grammophon, and at 16 he joined the NAC Orchestra on their Atlantic Tour. Now 19, he has performed abroad with the world’s finest orchestras, but Calgary remains his home. “I hold this country very close to my heart wherever I go. Giving back to Canada will be my lifelong project.”
Performance and development opportunities for Jan, and many others, have been made possible with support from the NAC’s F.R. Matthews Alberta Fund.