Structured biography

2017 Final State Exam in Classic Composition at the Music Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. The academic title MgA awarded for the graduation compositionNarcissus (Narcissus) and the academic paper Organicita jako estetická koncepce v současné hudbě (Organicity as an Aesthetic Concept in Contemporary Music).

2017 Member of “Umělecká beseda”, a Czech artist society

2017 Awarded the “Most successful young classical music composer award 2016” by OSA, The Czech Copyright Protection Association for Author Rights

2017 Fellow of the Bayreuther Festspiele 2017 Lecture and presentation on the occasion of 25th anniversary of the foundation of the Richard Wagner Society in Brno.

2016 Participation of the Ensemble Terrible at the Contempuls 8 Festival and world premiere of Zlomené květiny (Broken flowers). World premiere of Organická studie č.1 (Organic Study No. 1) for solo piano, performed by Andrea Vavrušová at the Archaion Kallos Festival. Concert Světlo porozumění (The Light of Understanding) in the Spanish synagogue, Prague, in collaboration with Peter Gyori, Chuhei Iwasaki, the Prague Conservatoire Orchestra, Peter Nouzovský, Robert Fischmann, Monika Sommerová, Elizabeth Vomáčková etc.

2016 Composer portrayal in the radio programme “Hudební fórum speciál”, directed by Wenda Darbovská and Pavel Trojan jr. Guest to the Czech Radio radio programme “Ranní mozaika” hosted by Martin Luhan

2016 Music theory teacher at the Prague Conservatoire

2016 Participation in composition courses in Kroměříž and Trstěnice (Dan Yuhas).

2015 6 months’ study internship at tracks at the Royal College of Music in London under the supervision of Dai Fujikura.

2015 Successful Bachelor’s degree defense in composition at the Music Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Diploma theses: Specifika kompozičního myšlení v současné estonské hudbě (Specifics of Compositional Thinking in Contemporary Estonian Music) and Strom života (Tree of Life)  (Violin Concerto).

2015 Residency of the Berg Orchestra at the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music in order to create copyright music for Ralph Steiner’s silent movie H2O.

2015 Participation on the Composer Symposium of Liszt Music Academy in Budapest, lecture on “Organic music” and the world premiere of the double bass quartet Head Ood.

2014 First place in the composition competition of the Czech Philharmonic for the symphonic score Kuře melancholik (The Melancholic Chicken).

2014 Month’s research of contemporary Estonian music in Tallinn. A series of interviews with known personalitites, such as Erkki-Sven Tüür, Helena Tulve, Toivo Tulev, Tõnu Kõrvits, Malle Maltis, Mart Siimer and Tamo Sumera.

2014 Concert Světlo porozumění (The Light of Understanding) in the Spanish synagogue, Prague, in collaboration with Peter Gyori Cooperation with Iva Bittová, Lenka Lichtenberg, Vertigo, Clarinet Factory, The Brownies, Ridinou Ahmad, Tara Fuki, Spiritus Sancti Temple Choir Prague, directed by Karel Loula, and the Prague Conservatoire Orchestra, directed by Chuhei Iwasaki.

2014 Multimedia exhibition  Zóna (The Zone)in the Academy of Performing Arts Gallery, in cooperation with Eliška Cílková – winning project of a selection procedure organized by the Academy of Performing Arts

2014 Mention of honor in the Generace 2014 International Composition Competition for the composition  Šepoty a výkřiky (Whispers and Screams).

2014 Composition consultation with Gary Carpenter of the Royal Academy of Music in London.

2014 Exhibition Sounds of Chernobyl Zone in Bratislava’s F7 Gallery, author concert at the Zichy Palace (Na křídlech vážky (On Dragonfly’s Wings)Šepoty a výkřiky (Whispers and Screams)).

2014 Series of lectures on Estonian artificial music at the Prague Conservatoire and Music Academy of Performing Arts (Studio N, theoretical seminars), in radio programs (Kardiostimulátor, Trendy) and composer portrait of Veljo Tormis (HIS Voice).

2013 First public introduction of the project Sounds of Chernobyl Zone, in Prague on October 7th.

2013 Composition Masterclass at Postfest in Kroměříž.

2013 Third place in the Generace 2013 International Composition Competition for the composition Na křídlech vážky (On Dragonfly’s Wings).

2013 Premiere of the symphonic ballet, Alenka v říši divů (Alice in Wonderland), on March, 23rd Dvořák Hall, Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra, dir. Pavel Trojan jr.

2013 6 months’ studies at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, in the fields of “Composition” and “Orchestration” under the supervision of Tõnu Kõrvits.

2012 Scoring, recording and direction of the genre album On the Trail, created for studio Fontana.

2012 Premiere of Amazonia, staged in the J.K. Tyl theatre in Plzeň. Directed By Adam Rut.

2012 Coordinator of the Movieng Music Film Festival 2012.

2012 Composition Masterclass at Postfest in Kroměříž, tutors: Ondřej Štochl, Pavel Zemek Smith, Peter Graham, Jakob Ullmann, Albert Breier, Massimiliano Massieri.

2012 Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, major in Composition in the class of doc. Hanuš Bartoň. Bachelor’s degree graduation

2011 Czech Music Fund Scholarship.

2011 Scoring, recording and direction of the genre album Tree of Desire, created for studio Fontana.

2011 Music collaborations on the performance Černá komedie (Black Comedy) in the South Bohemian Theatre in České Budějovice. Directed By Adam Rut.

2011 Premiere of the drama Slaměná židle (Straw chair) in the South Bohemian Theatre in České Budějovice. Nominated for the Thalia award in Best leading actor, directed by Adam Rut.

2011 Theatre performance Peer Gynt successfully performed at the Tvoj Šanc Moscow festival.

2010 Cantata Pět sefardských písní (Five Sephardic Songs) premiered at the Žižkov Unconventional Fall Festival 2010, directed by Marek Šedivý.

2010 Premiere of the theatre performance Peer Gynt in the DISK Theatre, directed by Adam Rut.

2010 Participation at the Soozvuk International Festival 2010 for young composers in Bratislava. Leviathan - study for solo double bass chosen as the final song of the final concert. Consultation with the composer Mathias Steinhauer.

2010 Composition Masterclass in Trstěnice, tutors: Martin Smolka, Ivo Medek, Tomáš Ondrůšek, Martijn Padding, Jeff Beer, Mathias Kaul.

2009 Implementation of the project Konzerva goes Contemporary Music in the Museum of Czech Music.

2008 – 2012 Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno, major in Theory and history of film and audio-visual culture studies (completed with Bachelor’s final state exam, B.A. title, Bachelor’s thesis: Titus: Dualita filmotvorných prostředků versus estetika polystylovosti (Titus: duality of movie-forming instruments versus aesthetics of polystylistic heterogeneity). Thesis nominated for the faculty’s annual award.

2006-2012 Prague Conservatoire, majoring in Composition in the class of MgA. Otomar Kvěch (graduated by certificate and the title DiS., graduation paper : John Adams – Komorní symfonie (Chamber Symphony), graduation composition: Alenka v říši divů: balet o třinácti obrazech (Alice in Wonderland: A Thirteen-piece Ballet).

1998 – 2001 Member of the boys’ concert choir Pueri Gaudentes.

 

Education:

2015 6 months’ Composition study internship at the Royal College of Music in London under the supervision of Dai Fujikura.

2013 6 months’ Composition study internship at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre under the supervision of Tõnu Kõrvits.

2012 – 2017 Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, major in Composition in the class of doc. Hanuš Bartoň. Graduated with the title of MgA.

2006 – 2012 Prague Conservatoire, major in Composition in the class of the MgA. Otomar Kvěch. Graduated with the title of DiS.

2008 – 2012 Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno, Department of theory and history of film and audiovisual culture. Graduated with the title of Bc.

2002 – 2006 Secondary School Evropska, Prague 6, focusing on the history and theory of music.

 

Awards:

2017 Awarded the “Most successful young classical music composer award 2016” by OSA, The Czech Copyright Protection Association for Music Rights

2014 First place in the Composition competition of the Czech Philharmonic for the Symphonic score  Kuře melancholik (The Melancholic Chicken).

2014 Mention of honor in the Generace 2014 International Composition Competition for the composition  Šepoty a výkřiky (Whispers and Screams).

2014 Multimedia exhibition  Zóna (The Zone)in the Academy of Performing Arts Gallery, in cooperation with Eliška Cílková – winning project of a selection procedure organized by the Academy of Performing Arts

2013 Third place in the Generace 2013 International Composition Competition for the composition Na křídlech vážky (On Dragonfly’s Wings).

2010 Composition Leviathan chosen as the final composition of the final concert of the oozvuk International Festival 2010 for young composers in Bratislava.

 

Publications:

2014 HIS Voice, no. 2. Veljo Tormis – ten, který je v bouři (composer portrait)