Mrs. Jitka Fowler Frankova is a Czech pianist and piano teacher currentlylivingin Prague. She is a graduate of theUniversity of Music in Graz,AustriawithMaster's Degrees in Teaching and Concert Performance as well asofRice University, Houston, TX, USAwith aMaster's Degree and a Doctoral Degreein Music. Jitka has performed as a soloistthroughout Europe,theUnited States, Asia, Egypt and Mexico.Additionally, she is often sought out as a chamber musician for her musical creativity, as well as her sensitivity for her fellow musicians.Jitka is often invited to give master classes in various countries in Europe and North America where her insight into music andherwealth of ideas inspire students to greater artistry, while her open personality ensures an enjoyable experience for all. Sheis a proponent oftheD.Taubmann piano playing approach and has integratedand expanded on itinher own playingand inher teaching. As such, she has been able to help many students suffering with issues relating to posture and arm tension, leading to a marked improvement in their sound quality and ease of playing.Recent student successes: 2ndPrize/E.Grieg Piano Competition2018; 1stPrize/Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, New York,2017;1stPrize/International J.Takács Piano Competition, Austria, 2016;1stPrize/A.Bertoncelj International Piano Competition, Slovenia, 2016; Grand Prix/21st Evangelia Tjarri International Piano Competition, Cyprus, 2016.