Jessica Ondracek performs at the finest venues throughout Chicagoland as a soloist, chamber musician, and band member. She performs frequently for orchestras, musicals, film festivals, churches, private events, and bands, as well as works as a recording artist and string contractor. Additionally, she is an active member of the Sonos Piano Trio, Les Duo, Leonum, and Sveltezza Ensemble. Ms. Ondracek is also involved in music education, having previously been on faculty at Lewis University and currently maintaining a large private music studio. She furthers her engagement in the community by judging competitions, auditions, giving cello technique classes, and holding recitals.
Jessica has always enjoyed the gift of music. From a young age, she was singing, performing, and playing a both the cello and piano. Throughout the course of her musical career, Ms. Ondracek has won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life; performing at a variety of venues, making loads of public appearances, all the while recording new music.
Notable performances include performing with The Buckinghams, as well as premier performances of The Great Cry and The Ripper.
Throughout the years she has accrued many musical achievements and honors: Winner and soloist of the Metropolitian Youth Symphony Orchestra concerto competition, winner and soloist of the Youth Symphony of Dupage Orchestra concerto competition, and Soloist with the Youth Symphony of Dupage for the Illinois premier of Tan Dun’s symphony “Mankind.” She earned superior ratings at the Piano Federation Festivals where she was chosen to perform in the honor recitals on several occasions.
Jessica is the newest member of Leonum when joining in summer 2018.