The clarinettist Jan Brabec graduated from the Conservatory in Teplice in Miroslav Maleček’s class and the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under Vlastimil Mareš. During his studies, he participated in numerous international master classes under the guidance of prominent figures such as Michel Arrignon, Michel Lethiec, Maurice Bourgue and Michel Raison. He won 1st prize in the wind instrument competition in Chomutov and was awarded a ‘Golden Diploma’ in the Music of Eastern Europe competition and the ‘City of Prague Award’ in the Prague Spring International Music Competition (1996).
From 1997 he was a member of the PKF — Prague Philharmonia and from 2008 to 2014 he was principal clarinet in the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra. Following a successful audition, he became a member of the Czech Philharmonic in 2014. He regularly collaborates with a number of chamber ensembles such as the PKF — Prague Philharmonia Wind Quintet, the Actaeon Trio, Prague Modern, the Baborak Ensemble, Czech Sinfonietta and others.