katerina ruzickova

katerina pinosova ruzickova
composer, piano teacher

work experience: teacher of piano performance and composition at the klavierstudio worm-sawosskaja in schwetzingen, germany (since 2017) | teacher of composition at the music school of vitezslava kapralova in brno (2012-2015) | teacher of music history and piano performance at the pavel krizkovsky high school in brno (2011-2012) | programmer/dramaturg of music programs, czech television (1997-2001).

studies: graduated from the janacek academy of music (jamu) in brno in 2006, with a ph.d. in music theory | composition studies with wolfgang rihm (musikhochschule karlsruhe 2003-04); with arnost parsch (jamu 1994-99) and svatopluk havelka (1998); with jarmila mazourova (music school brno 1991-94) | masterclasses with j. vajda and alois pinos (reichenau, 1996, 1998), luis de pablo, jean-yves bosseur and marek kopelent (cesky krumlov, 1997) | other studies: piano performance and accompaniment with prof. vladimira slavikova (jamu); musicology and aesthetics (masaryk university, brno 1991-96).

list of works: four pieces for piano (1992); sports for viola and piano (1993) (swimming and running); trisonance for piano, bass guitar, and percussion (1994); az se ucho utrhne / auge um auge / an eye for an eye, for two percussion players (1995); something for viola (1995); solo for marimba and vibraphone (1995); romance for grand piano (I), (II), and (III). (1996); i am falling asleep for mixed choir (1997); two paraphrases for string orchestra (1997); minus around zero plus - septet for clarinet, bassoon, viola, violoncello and three percussion players (1997); Zwischenwelt (1998); two dialogues for clarinet and violoncello (1998); end of modern times for symphony orchestra (1999); new dances - sextet for flute, clarinet, violoncello, piano and percussion (1999); eternal dilemma for flute and electric violin (2001); life attitudes for piano and string orchestra (2002) (recorded by czech radio); trisonance II for piano, violin, and clarinet (2002); attitudes, for symphony orchestra (2004); trilsberg for two violoncellos and percussion (a commission of gegenwelten, an international music festival heidelberg, 2003); atapol for four male voices (2004); percussionismus for percussion (2004); moravian echoes for flute, violoncello, and piano (2005); ejasa hojasa" (a commission of "komponistinnen und ihr werk", a concert series in kassel, germany, 2005); calendar - arrangement of twelve czech and moravian folk songs for piano; zaznej (a commission of the young euro-classic international festival berlin, 2006); i am awaiting you! for mezzosoprano, xylophone, and string quartet (2008); piano cycle moods of the four seasons (winter nocturno-germination-ostinato rock-everytime in autumn) (2014); here rides the snail and carps put on an exhibition - songs for two children's voices and piano (2014); three poems for solo recorder (2017); photo for recorder and piano (2018); tonbilder for recorders and piano (2018); military postcards for woodwind quintet (2019); beethovenadas for piano (2019); in six minutes for violin and piano (2020); white prelude for piano (2021); systemIRRElevant for recorder, violoncello, and piano (2022); Flowering (2023).

awards: the international competition artistes en herbe luxembourg: jury award for excellence in pedagogy (2013); the leos janacek foundation award to the best jamu graduate (1999). | competition prizes: the international competition artistes en herbe luxembourg: 2nd prize in 2015 (moods of the four seasons, here rides the snail, and carps put on an exhibition); the international competition "stonavska barborka": honorable mention in 2014 (here rides the snail); the national competition of young composers "generation": 3rd prize in 1995 (sports), 1st prize in 1998 (romance for grand piano), 2nd prize in 1999 (two paraphrases for string orchestra), 1st prize in 2000 (i am falling asleep), 2nd prize in 2001 (new dances), 3rd prize in 2002 (eternal dilemma), 3rd prize in 2003 (trisonance II); international competition of electronic music "musica nova" (category of young composers): 1st prize in 1998 (between the worlds); finalist of the international tribune of composers competition in 2001 (between the worlds); brno philharmonic's competition for the best contemporary orchestral work: honorable mention in 2004 (life attitudes for orchestra); placed third in 2019 in the international competition "emotion", co-sponsored by frau und music and the zentrum militarmusik der bundeswehr, for her composition "military postcards" (the prize included publishing the score with furore verlag).

bezmocna hrstka (gnosis records)
hudbaby 1 (lotos records)
hudbaby 2 (czech radio)
colori contrastanti (timezone)

published scores:
four pieces for piano (editio moravia, brno 2001)
minus around zero plus (czech radio music publishing house, prague 2004)
romance for grand piano (selfprint music, 2008)
atapol (selfprint music, 2008)
the end of modern times for two percussionists and orchestra (selfprint music, 2008)
life attitudes for piano and strings (selfprint music, 2008)
something for viola (selfprint music, 2008)
percussionism (selfprint music, 2008)
moravian echoes (hofmeister musikverlag leipzig, 2009)
trisonance II (hofmeister musikverlag leipzig, 2009)
calendar (hofmeister musikverlag leipzig, 2009) sunday mornings. five songs for child's voice and piano, on texts by hrubin and faltus (jiri ruzicka, 2010)
mährisches tanzfest (hofmeister musikverlag leipzig, 2013)
three poems. short solo pieces for alto, tenor and bass recorder (mieroprint musikverlag, 2018)
military postcards for woodwind quintet (furore verlag, 2020)

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