Hořínka Slavomír

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Slavomír Hořínka (*1980) is composer working and living with his wife and four children in Prague (Czech Republic). He is composing music focused primary on reducing of means and transparence of structure. As material he often uses melodic line, harmony or rhythm derived from sound analysis or music without copyright (plainchant, ethnic music etc.). In his most recent works he is exploring early instruments and the spatial aspect of music.

​Slavomír Hořínka is assistant professor at composition department at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He graduated as a violinist from the Pardubice Conservatoire (Czech Republic). Following that he studied composition at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts with Ivan Kurz (1999–2004). In 2008 he graduated with a PhD in composition at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, under the guidance of Hanuš Bartoň. His compositions have been performed by the Czech Philharmonic, the BERG Orchestra, the Bennewitz Quartet, Cappella Mariana, Tiburtina Ensemble, Solamente naturali and others on major both domestic and international stages.

2017 Special Award for Czech Composition in Musica Nova Competition (Shining Wounds)
2015 Chairman Prize in the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Competition for A Pocket Guide to Bird Flight
2010 NUBERG prize for composition Lacrimosa
2008 Josef Hlávka’s prize for composition ...numquam excidit...
2007 OSA annual award for "the most successful young author of classical music"
2004 Gideon Klein’s prize for composition Shirei Ahava
2004 Generace – 1st prize for composition Shirei Ahava
2003 Generace – absolute winner and Janáček’s prize for composition Two Sheets from Manyoshu