Jana Pavlovska was born in Skopje, Macedonia in 1983. After completing her education in her native country as a class’ valedictorian at The National Music Academy, she moved to The USA, to pursue Masters’ level studies in Piano Performance with Dr. Winston Choi at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA), as well as Artist Diploma in Piano Performance with Dr. Ludmila Lazar at Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, where she now holds a position as an Artist teacher. At the same time she is pursuing a Doctorate of Music Arts degree in Piano performance and literature at University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign under the guidance of Prof. William Heiles.
Jana has successfully performed as a soloist nationally, as well as internationally in Bulgaria, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Germany and The U.S.A. Chicago-based performances include appearances in Ganz Hall, The Chopin Theatre, Nichols Hall, Pianoforte Foundation, 19th Century Club, Millennium Park and Armour stage at Orchestra Hall. She was recently featured in a live solo recital performance at Chicago’s most prominent classical music radio station, WFMT.
She is an around fifteen First and Second Prizes in solo and chamber sections competition winner, nationally and internationally (Italy, Germany) and a study-staying-concerting grants’ holder in Paris- France, Pucisca- Croatia, Birmingham- The U.K. and New York- The U.S.A. Three times winner of CCPA Piano Showcase tour and a Gilmore Festival 2012 chosen fellowship winner to work with Emanuel Ax. She is a winner of the annual Rudolph Ganz Award of the Chicago College of Performing Arts for best academic student achievement in 2012, and later, the annual Rudolph Ganz Award and Felix Ganz Award of The Chicago College of Performing Arts for best academic student achievement in 2014.
Besides her teachers she has worked with Briggite Engerer, Tomaz Petrac, Jerome Lowenthal, Emanuel Ax, Boris Slutsky and Edward Auer.