Andrea Rysová

Born in 1976 in Olomouc, Andrea Rysová garnered success while she was still a student at the Conservatory in Kroměříž – in 1992 she received third prize at the Concertino Praga, the following year she came first at the London Chamber Music Competition and in 1994 she won third prize at the Czech Conservatories Competition. In 1995 she was named solo flautist of the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra in Olomouc. From 1996 to 2006 she studied at the Faculty of Music of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (in the class of Jiří Válek).

During her studies, she performed with numerous ensembles (Virtuosi di Praga, Musica Bohemica, Czech Nonet, etc.), giving concerts both at home and abroad. In 2002 she joined the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, which she left in 2006 to become first flautist of the Czech Philharmonic, where she has been ever since.

Andrea Rysová is a superlative instrumentalist much in demand by leading Czech orchestras and chamber ensembles. She has regularly recorded for Czech Radio and films, and her artistry has also been captured on many CDs. She has performed in a number of European countries, as well as in the USA and Asia.