Flávia Motta began her musical studies at the age of seven in her hometown, Juiz de Fora. She has studied with Jadenir Lacorte, Jairo Diniz, Alexandre Razera and Marco Lavigne – the latter parallel to her Viola Bachelor course at UniRio. In 1999, she was the winner of the Paulo Bosísio Young Soloists Competition.
She has been a member of the Orquesta de Jóvenes Latinoamericanos and performed as a guest musician with Orquestra Sinfônica Simón Bolívar. Between 2006 and 2010, Flávia toured Europe and the United States with the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra, of which she was a member for two consecutive years.
Flávia has performed in concerts conducted by Claudio Abbado, Gustavo Dudamel, Christoph Eschenbach, Eiji Oue, Iván Fischer, Mstislav Rostropovich, Christoph von Dohnányi and Semyon Bychkov. She has also participated in masterclasses with Ingrid Zur, Wilfried Strehle, Urlich Knozer, Clemens Weigel, Benhard Gmelin e Csaba Erdelyi.
Before becoming a member of Minas Gerais Philharmonic, Flávia worked with the Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional Claudio Santoro, Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, Petrobrás Symphony, Orquestra do Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro and Camerata Antiqua of Curitiba – with the last two, serving as First Viola.