petra gavlasova

petra gavlasova studied with milan bachorek and edvard schiffauer (the janacek conservatory of ostrava, 1990-1996), milan slavicky (prague academy of music, 1996-2002) | masterclasses with marek kopelent and paul mefano (cesky krumlov, 1997), lessons with daan manneke (the amsterdam conservatory of music, 2001) | postgraduate studies at the school of arts, media and technology in hilversum, the netherlands (2002-2003) compositions: excuses for piano, wood instruments, and percussions (1996); suite for solo violoncello (1997); you are snowing for soprano, baritone, oboe, violoncello and harp (1998); mosaic for electric guitar, bass guitar, and piano (1998); seven - septet for flute, violin, trumpet, french horn, bassoon, double bass, and piano (1999); syntax for strings (1999) [premiered by talich chamber orchestra and tomas netopil at the martinu hall in prague in 1999]; two preludes for two guitars (2000); growing together, for chamber orchestra (2000) [premiered by czech symphonic orchestra and leos svarovsky at the martinu hall in prague on april 7, 2000]; study for piano trio (2001); prelude for solo saxophone (2001); metamorphoses for chamber orchestra (2002) [premiered by chamber orchestra berg, cond. peter vrabel, at the martinu hall in prague on october 7, 2003]; survivors for flute, trombone, electric guitar, tape, and live electronics (2003) [premiered in utrecht on march 22, 2003]; survivor for flute solo and tape (2003) [premiered by sarka curdova in theater kikker, utrecht on june 19, 2003]; to wait... a collage on poems by emily dickinson, for mezzosoprano, percussion and electronics (2003) [premiered by evelien van den broek, frank wienk, and alex dijkstra in theater kikker, utrecht, june 19, 2003]; 24 hours in ova - an electroacoustic composition (2004) [a commission of the czech radio, for the program 'electrocustica']; air invocation for male voice quartet, on poetry by zdenek rotrekl (2005) [premiered by q vox quartet in brno, june 2005]; sea moods for marimba solo (2005) [premiered by martin oprsal in kassel in 2005]; former love - an arrangement of the moravian folk song for flute, cello and piano (2005) [a part of the Hudbaby team composition "ejasa hejasa", premiered in kassel in 2005]; echoes of marrakech for flute, marimba and percussion (2007) [a commision of the concentus moraviae festival, premiered at the festival by sarka trompe, fedor teunisee and martin oprsal in 2007]; orlando - a multimedia composition for solo acoustic and electric violin, electroacoustics and video projection (2007), based on the novel written by virginia wolf [premiered by lenka zupkova, film by hana valentova, at the Ostravska hudebni soucasnost festival, october 2007]; 'in between waiting' - for string quartet and electronics (2008); symphony of tongues - sound art (2008). stage music: lantern (1998); romeo and juliette (2002). film music: 'where the waters are' by pavel göbl (1997); 'about three muses' by lucie kralova (2002); 'lost holiday' by lucie kralova (2006 - received the best documentary award at the karlovy vary film festival in 2007); '657 seconds' - music for art video (2008). competitions and awards: 1st prize at the international radio competition "concerto bohemia" in 1998 (excuses for piano, wood instruments, and percussions); 2nd prize at the national competition "generace" in 1998 (you are snowing), special mention in 1999 (septet for flute, violin, trumpet, french horn, bassoon, double bass, and piano) and 2000 (two preludes for two guitars); award for the composition 'survivors' from the musica nova elelectroacoustic competition in 2003.

petra's bio in czech

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© petra gavlasova, 2002-2008 | photo © veronika lukasova