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Creativity as a means of Music Education full-day workshop with PaeDr. Jan Prchal
Away from performances, I will be working on numerous new projects at the graciously granted Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Artist Residency from January 23 through April 16 in Taos, New Mexico.
Composer Residency for scheduled projects graciously granted and sponsored by the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.
The world premiere performances of a new cantata But Love Is Stronger (2023), for mixed choir, countertenor, narrator, clarinet, string quintet, and percussion; commissioned by the Chorus America award-winning Cantori New York and its ASCAP winning Music Director, Mark Shapiro.
Production of “Talks” violin concerto for Daniel Matejča as part of the international Lipa Musica Festival with Alena Hron as a conductor and the Prague Conservatoire Chamber Orchestra. Daniel Matejča, solo.
More info soon.
Czech premiere of “Lamentations” a collaborative solo guitar project with the guitarist Jan Stránský, and the visual artist Karolína Trhoňová, as part of the Atrium Žižkov concert series. Interactive audience participation.
Developing upcoming projects at the granted VICC residency through the International Society for Contemporary Music & Visby International Centre for Composers in Visby, Sweden.
My work output could be divided into three categories: creating, educating, and performing. All of them are equally important to me. For me, one cannot exist without another, as they complement each other. The trajectory of my life as a composer is a testament to my belief that an artist’s complexity (in all its aspects, musical or otherwise) is what defines the profoundness of their work.
I tend to synthesize divergent inputs with my inherent cultural background in my compositions. I also develop projects focusing on promoting new music – with a particular emphasis on the Czech and San Francisco communities. An ongoing theme of empathy has become emergent and prominent in my output. Please explore my website to learn more.
As a composer, I’ve come to understand that clarity is crucial in artistic communication. My creative journey encompasses three key facets: creating, performing, and educating. Creation goes beyond music. I initiate projects catalyzing community engagement, often culminating in captivating performances. This process underscores the symbiotic relationship between creation and the audience. Performance magnifies and completes a composition’s essence, bridging the gap between artistic intent and listener experience. Education is grounded in curiosity and humility. Sharing insights shapes growth and mentorship. Guiding emerging artists fosters mutual learning, extending the vibrancy of the artistic ecosystem.
I’ve come to believe that the effective communication emerges when composer, performer, and listener form a connection—a magical triangle. This metamorphosis concerts into unforgettable moments – from auditory events to multidimensional experiences; a conduit for emotions, stories, and ideas.
Native to the Czech Republic, I came to the United States to gain divergent perspectives that have been formidable in my artistic path. Absorbing, reflecting, rejecting, and synthesizing antithetical visions with my cultural heritage and background gave me the unique opportunity of a 21st-century composer to mold all these perceptions into my very own compositional language. Czech music perhaps belongs to the most valuable export articles in the Czech Republic, and I wish to continue this remarkable legacy in the world. Evidently, it touches audiences all over the globe. Educating and performing is a no less critical curriculum of my artistic life that has formed the musician I am now. See my bio to learn more about me. If you wish to support these endeavors, consider becoming my Patreon.
Be my Patreon. If you like my work and wish to support me, monthly donations through Patreon will help me stay focused and thrive. It is also an excellent revitalized concept of patronage through which many artists of the past have been able to sustain their creative work.
Yes, this website is mostly about music. So, welcome, and feel free to explore the portfolio of my select works. On my website, you also have access to browse through some of my scores. Should you like to obtain a score, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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Apart from composing, I am a passionate educator. I believe that educating a whole musician is far more profound and beneficial than focusing on the given discipline and its issues solely. I teach composition, theory, piano, and voice. Feel welcome to reach out to discuss your lesson interests.