Pianist Jana Peäske is a valued chamber musician, piano accompanist and teacher. Her impressive repertoire consists of both classical and contemporary music.
In 1985, Jana Peäske graduated from Tallinn Music High School as a pianist with Enn Seep and Bruno Lukk (from 1980). She continued studying piano in 1985-1990 at Tallinn Conservatory with Bruno Lukk and since 1989 with Ivo Sillamaa. 1991-1993 she studied organ in the class of Hugo Lepnurm. She earned Master’s in Music degree in 2000 at the Estonian Academy of Music (with Marje Lohuaru).
In 1995-1999, Jana Peäske studied chamber music at the University of Music Karlsruhe (Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe) with Michael Uhde, where she received Master’s degree in 1997 and finished her PhD studies in 1999.
In 1992, Jana Peäske and Mihkel Peäske won the Favourite of the Audience Award at the piano festival Con Brio. In 1996, Jana Peäske and Kersten McCall took part in F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy Competition in Berlin where Peäske won the best accompanist prize.
Since 1988, she has been working at Tallinn Music High School and since 1990, at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre as a teacher and a piano accompanist.
Jana’s son is co-principal bassoon player in the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and daughter is studying violin in Tallinn Music High School.