I was born in Mladá Boleslav, Czechia, in 1973 into the Vávra family, one of the most prominent Czech violin making families. After graduating from the School of Violin Making in Luby, I continued with a two-year internship in the workshop of master violin makers Vladimír and Tomáš Pilař.
In 1999, I spent another two-year internship at the workshop of restorer Florian Leonhard. Under his direction, I restored and built copies of several fine violins by old Italian masters. I am proud to have a number of satisfied customers who play my personal instruments throughout the world.
My instruments have been appreciated by many well-known artists, including violin virtuoso Josef Suk and among Czech musical ensembles, Vladimír Kroupa - Epoque Quartet, Pavel Verner - Apollon Quartet, Martin Houdek Ševčík Quartet.
I have participated in and have earned prizes at many violin making competitions, including the Czech Violin Makin Competition in Prague, Czechia, the International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznan, Poland, and the Antonio Stradivari Treiannale competition in Cremona, Italy.