Jan Ostry was born in Prague (Czech Republic) where he studied first at the Prague Conservatory. He continued his study at the Conservatoire National de Region de Versailles (Ch. Rayneau and J. Royer) with grants from the Czech Musical Fund and A. Dvorak Foundation. In 1995 he was unanimously awarded the First Prize (Gold Metal) of this Conservatory.
After this he was a grantee of the French Government at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Lyon in the class of Ph. Bernold and R. Thuillier and was unanimously awarded the First Prize of this Conservatory. He was also a member of the Atelier of XX. Century at CNSM Lyon.
Afterwards he perfected his interpretation and pedagogic techniques under the direction of Hansgeorg Schmeiser from the University of Music in Vienna.
In the course of his studies he gained prizes in various interpretation competitions.
As a soloist or a member of chamber ensembles he performed in Linz, Lyon, Bonn, Vienna, Paris, Stuttgart, Oslo, Prague (recitals for the Czech Radio, Dvorak Hall, Martinu Hall), and also in various festivals.
Jan Ostrý recorded a CD with pieces from A. Rejcha and another CD with music by J. L. Dusik (Dussek) for the label Studio Matous and won The Critics Prize (Tip Harmonie) - September 1998.
Since 2001 he has been regulary teaching at master courses of the European Flute Acadamy in Fiss and from 2003 at the Kulturtage in Neuberg. Jan Ostrý was the solo-flutist in Orchestre National de Lyon and he cooperated as the solo-flutist with Orchestre des Pays de Savoie.
Since September 2003 he teaches at the State Conservatory in Pilsen and from 2005 at the State Conservatory in Prague.