26th ANNUAL PERCUSSION WORKSHOP International Courses for Composers and Percussion Players

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Ivo Medek (CZ) Kristýna Švihálková (CZ) Ondřej Adámek (CZ) Jeff Beer (Germany) Tomáš Ondrůšek (CZ-D)

Ondřej Adámek – one of the most renowned Czech composers of the last decades. He seeks out special playing techniques for classical instruments, creates new original instruments, with his vast knowledge of new possibilities for classical instruments, obtains a very specific sound color that, together with a powerful rhythmic and solid formal architecture, creates very personal music with strong dramatic aspect. His compositions were several times awarded and presented by prestigious soloists and ensembles in the most important festivals of contemporary music.

He lived in France, in Japan (2005), Spain (2007–08), Berlin (DAAD, 2010–11), in India (2012) and Roma (Villa Medici, 2014–15).

Ondřej Adámek is well known as the conductor of contemporary music, his own in particular. He conducted his opera Alles Klappt in the festival Biennale Munich, also his opera Seven Stones in the opera festival in Aix-en-Provence. He conducted Ensemble Moderne, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Kammerensemble Neue Musik, Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, Oslo Sinfonetta, Ensemble 2E2M, Ensemble Prague Modern, Vocal Ensemble Accentus – Aix 21, Chorwerk Ruhr, Ensemble Ilinx, Ensemble of Orchestre National de Lille. He created and conducted his own vocal ensemble NESEVEN combined with percussion ensemble Eklekto (Switzerland) and prepared touring in Europe in 2019-2020.