Andrea Mottlová Vavrušová is a solo pianist from the Czech Republic. She often plays as part of an orchestra, whilst also specialising in chamber music and accompaniment. As a orchestral musician she cooperates with the main Bohemian orchestras as the Czech Philharmonic, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Film Philharmonic, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra. Her repertoire also includes children’s operas, musicals and contemporary pieces.
Andrea has performed hundreds of solo and chamber music concerts throughout the Czech Republic and abroad in Belgium, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Greece, Belarus, Sweden and Denmark. Andrea has performed as a soloist with the Czech Philharmonic, the West Bohemian Symphonic Orchestra of Marianske Lazne, the Moravian Philharmonic, and the Olomouc Garrison Orchestra, working with conductors such as Ondřej Kukal, Vladimír Válek, Petr Vronský, Michael Roháč, Gustav Foret.
Chamber music has been an important part of Andrea’s life since she was a child. She has delighted audiences with performances alongside Radek Baborák, the best French horn player in Czech Republic and his wife, cellist Hana Baboráková, as the Jadin Trio. The ensemble’s name pays tribute to classic composer Luis Emmanuell Jadin, the first composer to write sonatas for French horn, cello and piano.
Andrea studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under Martin Kasik and František Malý, which included a year abroad at the The Universitat für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien in Vienna. She graduated with a performance of the piano concerto “Totentanz” by Ferenc Liszt alongside the AKS orchestra conducted by Marek Šedivý, and she was awarded the Dean’s prize for outstanding studies and exceptional representation of The Academy. Before she studied at the Prague Conservatoire under Michal Rezek and Emil Leichner. For her graduation, she performed Prokofiev’s first piano concerto, alongside the Czech Philharmonic in the Dvorak Hall at The Rudolfinum, conducted by Ondřej Kukal.
She was crowned overall winner of the Czech Conservatoires and National Chamber Music competitions, and also achieved first place at the Yamaha Contest, Prague Junior Note Competition, took the third prize of the Bohuslav Martinů Piano Competition in Prague.
Occasionally Andrea accompanies soloists, f.e. during international competitions – such as at the 2018 and 2019 Prague Spring Competitions in the French horn and oboe categories.
Andrea also appeared in the movie “The Don Juans”, directed by Oscar winning director Jiří Menzel. She played the role of Blaženka, happy-go-lucky pianist with a voracious appetite.