Petr Cígler – new CD

Portrait of the composer Petr Cígler. Would you like to get this CD? Send us an e-mail. (*1978) Petr Cígler is a composer, horn player, and chemist. Though he has no formal education in composition, he has devoted himself to it in collaboration with performers and festivals. For him, music counterbalances his vocation in science and … Read more

Miroslav Pudlák – new CD

Portrait of the composer Miroslav Pudlák. Would you like to get this CD? Send us an e-mail. (*1961) Studied composition at the Prague Conservatory and musicology at Charles University in Prague and at the Université de Paris. In 1985, he established Agon, an ensemble for contemporary music in which he served as artistic director until … Read more

Slavomír Hořínka

Portrait of the composer Slavomír Hořínka. Would you like to get this CD? Send us an e-mail. (*1980) A composer who works and lives in Prague with his wife and four children. His music is focused primarily on a reduction of means and transparency of structure. He often uses melodic lines, harmonies, or rhythms derived from … Read more

Vít Zouhar

Would you like to get this CD? Send us an email. (*1966)   A Czech composer and musicologist who lectures at the PalackýUniversity in Olomouc. He studied composition at JAMU and the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz and musicology at the Masaryk University.He has composed six operas and over sixty instrumental compositions, which … Read more

Ivo Medek

Would you like to get this CD? Send us an e-mail (*1956) Ivo Medek has created more than 50 orchestral, chamber and electro-acousticcompositions, including five operas and feature-length multimedia projects. A numberof his works have been performed on prominent stages and at festivals in Europe, America and Asia (Warsaw Autumn, Darmstadt Summer Courses, World New Music … Read more

Petr Kotík

Would you like to get this CD? Send us an email. (*1942)   The composer, conductor and flutist Petr Kotík was educated in Prague and Vienna. In 1961, while at the Prague Conservatory, he founded the ensemble Musica viva pragensis (with which he performed until 1964) and, after returning from Vienna, the QUaX Ensemble (1969–69). In … Read more

Ivana Loudová

Would you like to get this CD? Send us an email.  (*1941) Ivana Loudová studied composition at the Prague Conservatory with Miloslav Kabeláč and at the Faculty of Music of the Academy of Performing arts (HAMU) with Emil Hlobil, where she continued as a postgraduate, again with Kabeláč. In 1971 she received a scholarship from the French government to study … Read more

Michal Rataj

Would you like to get this CD? Send us an email. (*1975) The composer, producer and pedagogue Michal Rataj graduated in musicology from the Faculty of Arts of Charles University (1999) and in composition from the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (2003), having studied with Ivan Kurz and Milan Slavický. … Read more

Jiří Kadeřábek

Would you like to get this CD? Send us an email. (*1978) Jiří Kadeřábek was born in Zlín, Czech Republic into an arts-loving family. At the beginning, he was also significantly influenced by the strong and living Moravian folk tradition. He played, sang and, later on, composed jazz, rock and pop music, and also devoted to … Read more

Hanuš Bartoň

Would you like to get this CD? Send us an email. (*1960) The composer, pianist and pedagogue Hanuš Bartoň enrolled in 1975 at the Prague Conservatory to study composition (with Ilja Hurník) and piano (with Emil Leichner). From 1981 to 1986 he attended the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts (HAMU) in Prague, where … Read more