1969 – 1975
the Žilina Conservatory (under Ján Figura Sr.)
1975 – 2004
teacher at the Žilina Conservatory
Ján Figura has worked at the Žilina State Chamber Orchestra as first flautist, head of the orchestra's wind section, and soloist, ever since its establishment in 1974; in addition, he has worked with other musical ensembles as a soloist. He is the artistic director of three chamber ensembles at the Žilina State Chamber Orchestra – the Armonia Slovacca, the Baroque Quartet, and the Suchoň Quintet. Since 1999, he has performed regularly in a duo with the guitarist, Ján Labant.