Tomas Jakubek started his violin studies at the age of seven in his native country of Slovakia. He studied violin at the Conservatory in Zilina, then at the Janacek Academy of Music in Brno (Czech Republic) where he received his Masters Degree in violin performance.
He has also studied at the Lithuanian Academy of Music in Vilnius under Jurgis Dvarionas, who was a student of David Oistrach. Mr. Jakubek participated in the two year Artist Certificate Program at the College of Charleston, studying under Lee-Chin Siow from the Fall of 2007 to the Spring of 2009.
During this time he served as concertmaster for the College of Charleston Orchestra under the direction of Lorenzo Muti. Mr. Jakubek has recently become the violin adjunct faculty at the College beginning in the Fall of 2009. He often performs with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra as well as the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra.
He has played in various concerts on four continents with the following European orchestras:
- Junge Philharminie Wien,
- Europa Philharmonie Magdeburg,
- Czech Chamber Orchestra Prague, and
- Czech Philharmony of Brno.
Tomas helped to create the Classical Charleston electric string quartet which performs pop music, jazz, classical pops and rock for audience all over the lowcountry