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Vít Zouhar

(*1966)

...composer, musicologist and senior lecturer. He studied composition at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno (Ištvan, Piňos) and Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz (Pagh-Paan, Pressl), and musicology at Masaryk University in Brno. He also took part in composition courses at Accademia Chigiana in Siena (Donatoni) and in Darmstadt (Cage, Xenakis). His operas Coronide, Torso (with T. Hanzlík) and Noci Dnem were staged at the National Theatre Prague, National Theater Brno, Teatro Asioli Corregio and numerous festivals. The ballet Wide Crossing (1996) was performed at Opernhaus Graz and die Theater Künstlerhaus Wien. As a commission from the National Theatre Prague he created music for the Julius Zeyer play Radúz and Mahulena, for which he was awarded with Alfred Radok Prize (2009). Zouhar’s chamber works were commissioned by various ensembles (DAMA DAMA, Ensemble Damian, Ensemble MoENS etc.) His theoretical work focuses on 20th century music. He also cooperates in the project of critical edition of B.Martinů’s complete works. In 2001, he co-founded the programme Slyšet jinak focused on compositions by children during music classes.
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