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In Czech Philharmonic since November 2019
She has been playing the violin since the age of four with her mother Rimma Kotmelová, who studied at the Moscow Conservatory in Professor Viktor Pikayzen’s class. Aged eight, she later studied with Professor Jiří Fišer and graduated from the Prague Conservatory in his class in 2014. In October 2014, she was enrolled at Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover in Professor Adam Kostecki’s class. She is a concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic.
She is the laureate of many Czech and international competitions, including Kloster Schöntal 2013 in Germany (2nd prize and special EMYC Award), Bohuslav Martinů Foundation Competition 2013 (1st prize and the award for the best interpretation of Bohuslav Martinů's work), Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians 2015 in China (4th prize), International Music Competition Prague Spring 2017 (1st prize, Bohuslav Martinů Foundation Award and Czech Music Found Prize), Michael Hill International Violin Competition 2017 (4th prize and award for the best contemporary music performance) and Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition 2018 in China (2nd prize and award for the best performance of contemporary Chinese music).
As a soloist, she has appeared alongside major Czech and Slovak orchestras, including the Czech Philharmonic, PKF – Prague Philharmonia, City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Košice State Philharmonic and State Chamber Orchestra of Žilina. She has cooperated with important conductors (Petr Altrichter, Andrea Barizza, Nuno Coelho, Chuhei Iwasaki, Julian Rachlin, Jiří Rožeň, Michael Stern, Leoš Svárovský). She has also performed at numerous renown music festivals, such as Dvořák’s Prague, Prague Spring, Smetana’s Litomyšl, Allegretto Žilina, Leoš Janáček International Music Festival and Ticino Musica International Classic. She regularly collaborates with pianist Miroslav Sekera in her solo recitals.