marketa dvorakova

marketa dvorakova studied composition with jan grossmann and edvard schiffauer (conservatory of ostrava 1992-98), with leos faltus (janacek academy of music, brno - master degree studies 1998-2003) and ivo medek (janacek academy of music, brno, doctoral studies 2004-present); composition courses in cesky krumlov (marek kopelent, vinko globokar, osvaldas balakauskas, 1999), ostrava (petr kotik, christian wolf, alvin lucier, yves bosseur, maria de alvear - ostrava new music days, 2001), trstenice (mathias steinauer, ivan nebesny, jeff beer, mark pekarski, jurij kasparov, felix bauxmann, martin smolka, ivo medek, 1999-2004) | list of works: leave words behind the doors on text by jiri orten, for bass and piano (1994); searching for two violas (1994); i entrust you with my life for brass quintet (1994); mute conversation for vibraphone and percussion (1995); like loreta chimes for young female voice and string quartet (1996); sleeping beauty on text by j.zacek, for mixed chorus (1997); fragments for double bass and harpsichord (1997); and an angel floated the sky on text by m.lermontov, for bass, vibraphone, double bass and piano (1998); bigl - piano cycle for young pianists (1998) [published by ritornel, ostrava]; three times on the same topic - movement for symphony orchestra (1998) [premiered by the janacek philharmonic with otakar trhlik, conductor]; five movements for flute and alto flute (1999); trio for oboe, viola and bass clarinet (1999); non-green man on text hans arp, for tenor and piano (1999); short story for percussion (2000); air, two donkeys on texts by ch.morgenstern, for women's choir (2000); will you open to me? for percussion (2000); giraffe's opera - chamber opera (2001), on text by jacques prevert [premiered at stavovske theatre in prague on 10.11.2002]; temptation for two performers and tape (2001), co-authored with ivo medek; problems of communication (2001), co-authored with ivo medek and jan kavan; concertino for b-flat saxophone, string orchestra and percussion (2001) [premiered by the janacek philharmonic and zsolt nagy in ostrava in september 2002]; rocking chair, worm's confession, runny nose on texts by ch.morgenstern, for women's choir (2001); two in one round for two pianists (2001), co-authored with ivo medek; spaces for piano (2001); fires for multimedia (2002), co-authored with ivo medek and jan kavan; waters - 6-movement symphony for large orchestra (2003) [premiered by the brno philharmonic and emil skotak on 30.1.2003]; picture I for flute and tape (2003) [premiered by carine levine at the international festival gegenwelten in heidelberg]; moments - cycle of 6 pieces on texts by jan skacel for voice, flute, clarinet, violoncello, piano, percussion, and narrator; ot 301 (2004), co-authored with ivo medek and jan kavan; naked reptile on texts by zdenek rotrekl, for four male voices (2004); living automats - interactive multimedia (2004) [premiered at the forfest 2004]; mrTVA? an operatic hallucination in 38 scenes - a chamber opera (2004), on libretto by marketa dvorakova, ivo medek, and marta ljubkova (based on theatre play by arnost dvorak), co-authored with ivo medek [premiered in stavovske theatre in prague on 17.10.2004]; something gently clinks and tinkles for male and female voice, on text by jan skacel (2005); the jealous one for piano (2005), part of a team composition by hudbaby [premiered at the komponistinnen und ihr werk festival in kassel, germany, on 18.11.2005]; left ideas for soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, piano, bass guitar, and percussion [ premiered at the festival "setkavani nove hudby plus" in brno on 1.12.2005]; soundscapes for multimedia (2007), co-authored with ivo medek, dan dlouhy, and jan kavan; alice in bed opera (2007); i am awaiting you for string quartet (2008). | competitions: the national competition of young composers "generace": 1st prize in 1993 (leave words behind the doors), 3rd prize in 1994 (i entrust you with my life), 2nd prize in 1999 (non-green man), 3rd prize in 2001 (concertino for saxophone, string orchestra, and percussion), 2nd prize in 2003 (moments), 2nd prize in 2004 (naked reptile), honourable mention in 2005 (left ideas) | awards and award nominations: nomination for the alfred radok award (2002), the leos janacek award (2003), the ministry of culture award (2003) | membership: the women composers' collective "hudbaby", ensemble "marijan".


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© marketa dvorakova, 2003-2008 | photo: veronika lukasova

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