Oboist Jan Souček is the recipient of several international awards — Prague Spring (3rd prize) and Lodz 2005 (1st prize), the semi-finalist at the international competition in Geneva (2010) and the Japanese Karuizawa (2006). He was a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester in 2001.
He has been an oboist for the PKF — Prague Philharmonia since 2006 and is also present in the State Opera.
He is also a member of the Trio Arundo, which won a prize at the 2011 Czech Chamber Music Society Award, and in the Belfiato Quintet, which won 3rd prize at the Henri Thomasi International Woodwind Quintet Competition in Marseille. He regularly works with the Ensemble Prague Modern and with the Ostravská Banda, which focuses on contemporary music. Jan Souček studied at the Prague Conservatory under F. X. Thuri and at the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under Jana Brožková. He also studied at the Conservatoire national supérieur de Lyon under Jean-Louis Capezzali and Jérôme Guichard.