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    Born in the Czech Republic, Petra Milarová moved to the UK in 2012. She enjoys a varied career as a freelanced pianist, piano teacher at LSF Music School in Loughborough, and a Czech language coach for opera companies.

As a collaborative pianist, she has been working with many distinguished instrumentalists and singers accross the UK and Europe. Petra has performed concertos with the Czech Pilsen, Janáček and Olomouc Philharmonic Orchestras, the Turkish Haccettepe Symphonic Orchestra and the English Wyre Forest and Wolverhampton Symphony Orchestras. She has featured in performances with the National Theatre in Prague, British Isles Music Festival, California Summer Music, Ambassador’s Concert Series in Prague as well as at the Wigmore Hall in London and has recorded a CD for InnoVatio. 

    Petra has won prizes at several international piano competitions: Concourse Musicale de France 2012, Cittá di Barletta - Young Pianist Prize and Chamber Music Prize in Italy 2011, Smetana International Piano Competition in Pilsen 2010, Beethoven International Piano Competition in Hradec 2003 and Chopin Piano Competition in Marienbad  2001.

    After having graduated from the Janáček Conservatoire in Ostrava in 2004 (studied with Prof. Monika Tugendliebová), Petra attended Musikhochschule in Luzern, Switzerland, where she obtained a Concert Diploma with honours and the Edwin Fisher Prize. She continued her studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague as a student of Prof. Ivan Klánský and graduted with a Master’s degree in 2011. After having moved to the UK in 2012, Petra studied at Birmingham Conservatoire with Prof. Margaret Fingerhut (post master's) and won first prizes in the Peter Donohoe, John Ireland and Renna Kellaway piano competitions. During her studies Petra attended masterclasses in Europe and USA with Garrick Ohlsson, Arakdi Zenzipér, Jenő Jandó, Peter Donohoe, Avo Kouyoumdjian and others.

    Petra has studied Body Mapping (based on the Alexander Technique) with a renowned US tutor Lisa Marsh 2015-2019, alongside yoga and meditation, and became a fully qualified Dru Yoga teacher in 2020. She now combines both with mindfulness, relaxation and breathing techniques to work with people who suffer from repetitive stress injury, stress and anxiety. She currently runs her private well-being practice online and also visits institutions. You can find more on

Petra is available for bookings - accompaniments, recitals, private events, weddings etc.

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