Štochl Ondřej

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Ondřej Štochl studied the viola (1989 - 1995) and the composition (1992 - 1996) at the Conservatoire in Prague. He continued his studies under prof. Marek Kopelent at the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts (1997 - 2003). During his studies, he took part in various courses for the composers - under these lectors: Zygmunt Krauze, Paul Méfano, Vinko Globokar, Osvaldas Balakauskas or Guy Reibel. Simultaneously, he was getting a lot of experience in performing contemporary music as a violist.
His works include chamber and orchestral pieces, sometimes with vocal or electronic element. He is an artistic leader and viola player of the „Ensemble Konvergence\" and chairman of the composers group of the same name. He works on its projects as a dramaturgist of its concerts series and they take part in festivals of (not only) contemporary music (ENH Brno 2004, Forfest Kroměříž 2002, Mélos-Étos Bratislava 2003, Unerhörte Musik Berlin 2007, Prague premieres 2008, Prague Spring 2009 a.o.). As a composer, he also took part in ISCM World music days 2007 in Hong-Kong as a representative of the Czech Republic. In 2010 he played as a member (viola) and artistic leader of the ensemble Konvergence his chamber composition Six Fairytales for Maggie at the International Festival of Contemporary Music Contrasts in Lviv (Ukraine). Among performers of his compositions (both abroad and in the Czech Republic) are various chamber music ensembles (e.g. Luxembourg Sinfonietta, Ensemble Bern Modern, MoEns), soloists (Petr Nouzovský - violoncello, Karel Dohnal - clarinet, Cécille Boiffin - vibraphone, Iris Gerber or David Kalhous - piano, Jessica Lee - violin) and orchestras (Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra Olomouc, Prague Chamber Orchestra).