HANA BROŽOVÁ KNAUEROVÁ flute
was born in the Czech Republic. After studying the flute in Prague (F.Malotin and J.Valek) and Paris Regional Conservatory (Claude Lefebvre), where she was awarded an unanimous first prize, she has obtained the scholarship from Confederation of Suisse enabled her to pursue further studies with Jacques Zoon at the Conservatory of Geneva. In June 2006 she graduated with Soliste Diploma with distinction.
Before becoming the principal flutist of the Prague Symphony Orchestra ( 2003) she has got the orchestra experiences in Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse and Lausanne Chamber Orchestra.
She began winning international competitions in 1994 (Concertino Praga, Pearl Flute Competition in London-1998, European Music Prize 2001 in Hannover, Concours Europeen de Musique in France-2002, Concours National du Jeune Flutiste in Morangis ( France-2003) and Rottary Prize for Youth in Nurnberg ( Germany-2004).
She made various recordings for Czech Radio and has performed as a soloist around Europe with such orchestras as, e.g. Chamber Soloists Bratislava, Radio Philharmony Hannover, Pilsner Philharmony and Prague Symphony Orchestra.
She performes recitals with pianist Aya Inaba in Japan, Petra Matějová – France, Czech Republic and performed a recital in Deutsche Oper in Berlin together with Clara Novakova and Jean-Bernard Marie.
She works closely with many czech composers. Several works has been dedicated to her, for which she has given world premiere.