Born in Vienna in 1977, Andreas Planyavsky studied with Gottfried Hechtl and Wolfgang Schulz. In 2006 he passed his diploma examination with distinction. He supplemented his musical training with master classes, such as those given by Aurelé Nicolet.
While still at school and as a university student he played with the Wiener Jeunesse Orchester, the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester under Claudio Abbado and as a substitute in the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, with the Vienna Philharmonic and others. In addition, he often plays as a guest musician with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Tonkünstler Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg and at the Vienna Volksoper. He performs with the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonie and ensembles including “die reihe” and Kontrapunkte. The flautist has many solo and chamber music engagements in Austria and abroad, for example in the Radiokulturhaus, at Musica juventutis, at the Styriarte and with the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg.
Andreas Planyavsky was a prizewinner at the Kammermusikfestival Austria and has won several prizes in the competitions Jugend musiziert and "Gradus ad Parnassum".
He teaches at orchestra camps for children and young people and is a judge at audition seminars and brass rehearsals in the Wiener Musikschulwerk (Vienna music school association).
He has been principal flute with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra since 1999.