With a virtuosic and at the same time deeply personal vision of modern artistic interpretation František Janoska and his family ensemble, the Janoska ensemble, has defined the unique Janoska-style which was developed over generations. Frantisek Janoska is one of the most versatile pianists of our time. Trained as a classical musician like his brothers and sought -after as an arranger and composer for orchestras and ensembles he lately performed in most different musical styles and functions: He was the pianist of the Roby Lakatos Ensemble, he was the musical director of Erwin Schrott's Rojotango tour, the solopianist at the Gipfeltreffen der Stars (Summit conference of the stars) tour together with Anna Netrebko, José Carreras and Ramon Vargas, and he was and is a regular guest as a solopianist at Hollywood in Vienna.
At the age of five, Janoska began playing the piano. He first studied at the Conservatory in Bratislava, then he continued his studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
František Jánoška has won numerous competitions: In 1998, he received the first Prize at the European competition for young talents and was later a finalist at the International Piano Competition Martial Solal in Paris. In 2002, he finally won a sensational first prize at the International Franz Liszt Competition in Hungary.
Both as a composer and as a soloist, he has worked – amongst others – with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the Odense Symphony Orchestra, the Copenhagen Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Poznan Symphony Orchestra and the NÖ Tonkünstler.
The Janoska-Ensemble, which he founded together with his two brothers and his brother-in-law, is touring worldwide by now: In New York, Miami, Toronto, Amsterdam, Hongkong, Taipeh as well as Munich and Vienna. In 2016 the Ensemble released its debut album on Deutsche Grammophon, presenting the unique „Janoska-Style“.