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Ludmila Pavlová is a Czech violinist who performs solo and in chamber ensembles at home and abroad. Her motto is love and passion combined with music.

Ludmila is a three-time winner of the J. Muzika Competition in Nová Paka. At the age of 13, she made her debut at the Rudolfinum in Prague with Josef Suk as part of the concert series "Josef Suk presents Young Talents" and a year later she performed F. Mendelsohn-Bartholdy's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E minor in the United Arab Emirates. In 2014, she was awarded the winner of the year at the Václav Hudeček Academy in Luhačovice with the Petr Rácz Master Instrument and toured with Václav Hudeček. As a Dvořák Society Scholarship holder in London, she made her UK debut in 2018 at the Dartington Masterclasses with one of the most difficult pieces for solo violin, H. W. Ernst's The Last Rose of Summer. In 2018, Ludmila was the overall winner of the International Violin Competition in honor of Master Vasa Příhoda "New European Talents" and the winner of the Bohuslav Martinů Competition with the prize for the best interpretation of a work by Bohuslav Martinů and the Jaroslav and Zorka Zich Foundation Award. In June 2019, she won the Gold Medal with High Distinction at the 4th Manhattan International Music Competition.


The young violinist has performed at many important festivals such as Prague Spring, Třeboň Nocturne, Antonín Dvořák International Music Festival, Harold's Rakovník, Prague Clarinet Days, International Music Festival Český Krumlov, Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival, Bruno Walter Musiktage, etc. and has traveled around the world from London to Japan. She has worked as a soloist with numerous orchestras and in chamber ensembles with major international performers. Her longest-running ensemble is the Mucha Trio (Anna Paulová - clarinet, Johanna Haniková - piano), with which she celebrates her tenth birthday this year.

Ludmila has long been concerned with the issue of relaxation when playing an instrument. In 2021 she won the Grant Excellent competition as part of her PhD at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where she conducted a year-long research on Relaxation Techniques for Violinists from a psychological, physiological, and pedagogical point of view and their subsequent use in 20th and 21st century music. Since 2023 she has taught the course Authenticity and Flexibility in Musical Expression at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.


Ludmila is the founder (2016) and artistic director of the Podkrkonošské hudební léto festival and her dramaturgy seeks to broaden the horizons of local listeners and unite non-traditional instrumental formations. It is not only for these formations that world premieres are created, of which Ludmila has many to her credit.

Since the end of 2023, she has been concertmaster of the Prague Chamber Orchestra, where she also serves as conductor from the violin console, as the orchestra plays without a conductor.

Ludmila plays a historic instrument which she received as a gift from a Viennese sponsor and recently debuted at the famous Musikverein.

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