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Pavla Tesařová


Pavla Tesařová began studying the piano at the age of seven: her teacher at that time was Prof. H. Metelková. Today she is a student of the Prague Conservatorium in the class of Prof. P. Kudelásek.

Pavla has won many first prizes at competitions both at home and abroad: Kocian Violin Competition, Talents for Europe, Maestro J. Muzika Competition, Prague Junior Note, New European Talents, Dr. J. Micka International Competition, Concertino Praga, Orpheus, Pro Bohemia, and Pula Croatien. She also won 2nd prize at the 27th Musical Competition of Societa’Umanitaria in Milan, Italy. In 2020 she won the France Music Competition (Paris) and the Manhattan Music Competition (New York, USA).


She has performed as a soloist with a number of orchestras: the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Zielona Gora Philharmonic, South Bohemian Philharmonic, PKF - Prague Philharmonia, West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra, Europera Symphony Orchestra, Pilsen Philharmonic, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Pardubice, South Bohemian Theater Orchestra, Dvořák Chamber Orchestra, Virtuosi di Praga, and many others. At the age of nine, she performed with the legendary violinist J. Suk and PKF - Prague Philharmonia in the Spanish Hall of the Prague Castle. At the age of eleven she performed live on television at the Golden Prague Festival with Maestro V. Hudeček. At the age of 12, she played the Bruch Violin Concerto in the St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague, in a performance which was broadcast on television.


Pavla plays in two duos: one with successful accordionist Markéta Laštovičková and another with her sister, the oboist Bohdana Tesařová. This year she started playing first violin in the newly formed Ševčík Quartet. 

A documentary was made about her for the television program Terra musica. She has also made television recordings for Czech Television and TV Noe. She has also appeared as a guest on the Telefonotéka program on Czech Radio, and a live broadcast of a performance by Radio Filarmonia (Peru). She has made recordings in Italy and France as well.

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