professeur, violoniste, membre fondatrice du Kuss Quartett

Jana Kuss, Primaria of the Kuss Quartet, was born and grew up in East Berlin and received her first violin lessons at the age of six.
She studied with Prof. Eberhard Feltz at the special music school Hanns Eisler (the “Carl-Philipp-Emanuel Bach Gymnasium”) who also became later the mentor of the quartet founded in 1991 with Oliver Wille.
Jana Kuss was awarded a scholarship by the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes and studied violin with Prof. Adelina Oprean in Basel, with Prof. Thomas Brandis in Berlin and together with the quartet at the New England Conservatory Boston with Prof. Paul Katz (Cleveland Quartet).
She received other important impulses by Walter Levin and György Kurtág.
The successful career of the Kuss Quartet continued to develop as the ensemble won both the German Music Council Prize and the coveted Quartet Award “Premio Paolo Borciani” in 2002. Since then, they perform on all important national and international podiums of concert halls and festivals, passing on their experience and knowledge in masterclasses.
Jana Kuss’s duo partner has been pianist Eric Schneider since season 2013/14.
She plays a violin by Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi (Milan 1756).