Nejtek Michal

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Year of Birth :
1977
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Biography

 

Michal Nejtek studied piano (with Vera Vlkova) and composition (Vaclav Buzek) at the Conservatory of Teplice (from 1991 to 1997). He performed the Piano Concerto in F by G. Gershwin with The North Czech Philharmonic Teplice at his graduation concert. He continued his compositional studies with Svatopluk Havelka at the Music faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (1998 - 2003), and graduated with the chamber opera Dementia Preacox (the first performance took place at the Marathon of Contemporary Music Festival, Prague 2001). Since 1998 he has been teaching music theory, piano improvisation and composition at the Conservatory of Music in Teplice. In 2006 he became a lecturer on jazz history at the Jaroslav Jezek Conservatory and College. As a pianist, he was playing in various jazz groups in Prague (Four Roses, Lee Davison), and he is currently a leader of his own postminimalistic-rock band Why not patterns? (together with composer M. Pudlak). Since 1998 he has often performed with the AGON Orchestra, and he has intensively devoted himself to performing both Czech and world contemporary music as a soloist, or as a chamber musician. He is also a member of the Trio PUO (Michal Nejtek - piano, Petr Tichy - double-bass and Tomas Herian - drums) which was established in 2005 as a new musical project of Feng-yün Song (a female singer of Chinese origin living in Prague). Occasionally he writes reviews on CD with contemporary music for music magazine Harmonie.

While he was at the Academy, he participated in the International Courses of New Music in Darmstadt (performance of his composition Two girls in the Space with Objects, 2000), and his composition Music for 18 Strings was performed by chamber orchestra AUKSO Tychy at the Warsaw Autumn 2001. In the following year there was performed his Distress Sonata (New Music Orchestra Katowice) at the same festival. He was also successful with his chamber composition Thorn into the Flesh that was premièred at the Donaueschinger Musiktage 2002. The recording of the composition Ballo Nella Notte (premiered by the Chamber Orchestra Berg, cond. Peter Vrabel) was choiced in 2002 as a representative Czech radio recording for a International Rostrum of Composers at UNESCO in Paris. He likes to compare his composing and playing the piano with adventurous walking through a jungle, and that's why he loves it.

 

 

 

Compositions

Composition Creation year Score Recording Available
in HIS
Available
in ČRo
Nocturne with Ray, for female choir, sampler and chamber orchestra 2008 Audio
Music for 18 Strings
for electric guitar, violin, viola and cello
1999 Score
Man of the Past
for chamber ensemble and electronics
2012
Lysá nad Labem
Train opera for speaker, male and female voice, rock group and chamber orchestra
2007
Lamenti. Scenic melodrama for 5 voices and 7 instruments 2004
Irritating of Inland
for wind ensemble, bass guitar and piano
2003
Insomnia II 2019
Ignition I
for variable instruments
2001
I Hear the Sky
for orchestra
2015
I Am Your Venus
for clarinet, violoncello, el. guitar, synthesizer, el. piano and drums
2003
Heart in Darkness
for female singer / quintonist, electronics and chamber orchestra
2011 Audio
Graphic Symphony 2019
Grand Rock Brillant(e)
pro bcl, vcl, el. guit, synt., el. piano a perc
2000
Get Ready! 2019
Frame Dreams
for chamber ensemble
Frame Dreams
for trumpet, trombone, violoncello, piano and two percussion players
2006 Audio
Foucault's Pendulum for mg tape
A Study for cymbal
1999
For Elsa Zylberstein II
for string orchestra
2009
For Elsa Zylberstein I
for flute, clarinet, violin, viola and piano
2004
Fantasy for violin and piano 1995

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