Andrea Mottlová pianist

biography

Andrea Mottlová (Vavrušová) is a Czech pianist with a stormy temperament and tenacious love for her craft. She is a laureate of many competitions, chamber music player, teacher and presently she appears as a soloist. In her repertoire the main role represent composers of the 20th century as Dmitrij Schostakovich, Sergei Prokofjev, Igor Stravinskij and virtuosic transcription from world-known pianists. So far, Andrea is the first and only Czech to perform an arrangement of The Turkish March by Arcadi Volodos.

A graduate of The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Andrea studied piano under Martin Kasík and František Malý, ultimately perfoming the piano concerto “Totentanz” from Ferenc Liszt with AKS orchestra and conductor Marek Šedivý. Andrea was awarded the Dean's prize of Music Faculty in AMU for outstanding studies and exceptional representation of The Academy. She also spent a year abroad studying at The Universitat für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien with Avedis Kouyoumdjian. Regularly she takes part in international piano Masterclasses with renowned artists such as Peter Donohoe, Lilya Zilberstein, Andrei Gavrilov, Jose Ramon Mendez, Robert McDonald and Julian Martin from Juilliard School of Music in New York.

The Graduation concert of Prague Conservatory where she stuied in the class of Michal Rezek and Emil Leichner was with The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra at the Rudolfinum, Dvořák’s Concert Hall in Prague. She played the first piano concerto Des dur from Sergej Prokofjev with conductor Ondřej Kukal. Andrea also appeared as soloist playing second piano concerto from S.Rachmaninov with West Bohemian Symphonic Orchestra Marianske Lazne, conducted by Vladimír Válek, with Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Petr Vronský and The Olomouc Garrison Orchestra playing Rhapsody in Blue from George Gershwin led by Gustav Foret.

Chamber music has been a part of Andrea’s musical life since her early childhood. She delights audiences performing with the finest French horn player in The Czech Republic Radek Baborák and violoncellist Hana Baboráková in The Jadin Trio. By the name of the ensemble they tribute to Classicist composer Luis Emmanuell Jadin, historically the first composer, who wrote three sonatas for French horn, violoncello and piano.

Andrea has performed hundreds of solo and chamber music concerts throughout the Czech Republic and abroad (Belgium, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Greece, Belorussia, Sweden ). She is absolute winner of the Competition of Czech Conservatoires, absolute winner of National Competition of Chamber Music in Vidnava, winner of competitions Yamaha and Prague Junior Note, laureate of Piano Competition Bohuslav Martinů in Prague.

Andrea collaborates with Czech Philharmonic, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Czech Brass and J.J. Big Band. She occasionally accompanies opera singers, (for example in The Opera Worshop of Dagmar Livorová and Jaromír Brych in Slovakia) and other soloists, f.e.Prague Spring Competition 2018 in category French Horn . A diverse talent, her repertoire also includes children’s operas , as is Brundibár directed by Zdena and Václav Fleglovi.

Andrea also has screen experience acting in the movie “Don Juans” of Oscar winning director Jiří Menzel playing the the role of Blaženka, a happy-go-lucky pianist with a voracious appetite.

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