Kateřina Javůrková (25) began playing the flute at a very young age. At the age of nine, she tried playing the French horn for the first time. She began her studies at the Na Popelce Art Primary School and then continued at the Prague Conservatory. This year, she successfully graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, during which she also completed an internship at the Conservatoire de Paris. She has won many music competitions, including the International Brass Competition in Brno, where she won first prize on more than one occasion and the title of overall winner in 2013. In 2009, she came first in the ‘Federico II di Svevia’ international festival in Italy, and in 2011, she was the overall winner at the International Interpretative Competition for French horns as part of the Moravian Autumn festival. Her greatest success to date is winning and receiving the title of laureate at the prestigious Prague Spring International Competition in 2013. In the same year, she was admitted into the Czech Philharmonic and is a founding member of the Belfiato Quintet ensemble. She is single and lives in Středokluky, west of Prague.