I am a performing musician and music teacher currently based in London, born and raised in the Czech Republic. I trained in Classical Flute and Jazz Flute Performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where I earned my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, and obtained my Specialist Diploma in Flute from the Prague Conservatoire. Alongside my flute studies, I learned piano, recorder, guitar, and samba percussion. Curious about different musical traditions, I perform orchestral and chamber music, and Brazilian and Cuban jazz. Please contact me if you would like to collaborate or book music lessons with me.
These days, I split my time between teaching, practising, performing, and recording activities. I lead my band Aquarela specialised in Brazilian jazz and MPB. We have performed at Finch Café in Hackney, Dona Bar in Stoke Newington or at the Hide Tide Festival 2022. We are excited about our upcoming performances at the Southend Jazz Festival 2023 and Guildhall Jazz Festival in association with EFG London Jazz Festival. I and my band mates trained and performed with Rhythms of the City samba band, with whom we have recently performed at the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Thanks to my university, I have had the privilege to perform in jazz bands alongside artists like Julian Joseph, Joe Stilgoe, Tim Garland, Ivo Neame, or Iain Ballamy.
As an orchestral player, I often double on piccolo and alto flute. I toured Europe with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (BBC Blue Planet II Tour 2019) and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra (UK Tour 2018). I played in the pit orchestra at the music theatre Goja Music Hall in Prague. I played in opera and ballet productions with the North Bohemian Theatre, symphonic performances with the Pilsen Philharmonic, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Pardubice, Talich Philharmonia, and contemporary music with the Berg Orchestra. I recorded a CD as a guest of the jazz ensemble Concept Art Orchestra. In the UK, I have had the pleasure to play with the Southampton Philharmonic Society, World Harmony Orchestra and Les Fauristes Chamber Choir and Orchestra.
I am passionate about teaching music. I have experience teaching all ages and enjoy helping my students achieve their musical goals and discover their creative potential. I am currently teaching at 3 schools in London and my private music studio. I have lead creative music workshops for The Music FunDation and taught a seminar on Creativity in Music at the Teplice Conservatoire, and taught 1:1 lessons, ensembles and classes in a number of schools. Please contact me to book a lesson.
I am very grateful to have received generous support on my musical journey from the Czech Ministry of Culture, Czech Music Fund, Foundation Život umělce, Foundation Nadační fond na podporu vážné hudby, Split Infinitive Trust and Guildhall School Scholarship Fund.