Adámek Ondřej

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Ondrej Adamek belongs to the most prominent representatives of the youngest generation of Czech composers. He is the author of symphonic, chamber, vocal and electroacoustic music. He collaborates with choreographers of contemporary dance. In his musical language he combines elements of contemporary classical music with transformed musical elements of distant cultures. The simplicity of musical expression corresponds in his works with a thouroughly elaborate colours of sounds. In recent years Adamek has been also using the electroacoustic representation of pulse and breath in his compositions.

He studied composition at Prague Conservatory and Academy of Performing Arts (with Marek Kopelent) and CNSMDP  Conservatoire in Paris (with M. Stroppa, G. Reibel, F. Durieux, Marc-André Dalbavie) and electroacoustic composition (with L. Cuniot, L. Naon, Y. Geslin, T. Mays)

Prizes and Awards:

1. prize Métamorphoses - Musique et Recherche 2004 (Belgium) for EA composition "Cercle des Rythmes Vitaux"

1. prize IMEB - Bourges 2003 for EA composition "Un Souffle, une Ombre, un Rien"

1. prize Métamorphoses - Musique et Recherche 2002 (Belgium) (for the same composition)

1. prize of The Hungarian Radio for composition "Souffle, Pouls, Lumière" (10 players + electronics)

1. prize Musica Nova 2002 for EA composition "Střepy z Kibery" (Debris from Kibera)

1. prize «Generation 1998» for composition "Rozostřování" (for two pianos)

1. prize «Generation 1996» for composition "Vcházím do vlnných vod" (for string orchestra)

2. prize «Generation 2000» for composition "Tremblement....Return" (chamber music)

2. prize «Generation 1999» for composition "Les Touches" (music for ensemblel)

2. prize «Trstěnice 1998» for composition "Slavnost prvního paprsku" (4 percussion players)