Sylvie Bodorová

(born in 1954, Czech Republic), composer. She studied composition at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno and as a post-graduate later on at the Music Academy in Prague. She continued her studies in Gdansk and Siena (with Professor Franco Donatoni at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana) and from 1987 she regularly attended Professor Ton de Leeuw's composition courses in Amsterdam. She taught at the Janáček Academy in Brno and, in the 90s, at the CCM Cincinnati, Ohio (Composer in Residence 1994-95, 1995-96). Since the early 80s her works have been performed in all the continents, even in the Antarctic where her "Homage to Columbus" for guitar was heard in 1997. She has received several competition prizes (Mannheim, Czech Radio Prague) and many prestigious commissions from the Warwick Festival in the 90th Megiddo - Piano Trio - 2001, for the same festival -Terezin Ghetto Requiem - Škampa Quartet - 1998, Ama me" for Baritone and Piano-1999 and Vertumnus - Brass Quintet in 2005. She also wrote compositions for Buenos Aires –"Concierto de Estío" for Guitar and Orchestra–1999 and for Bochum in Germany - Saturnalia for Orchestra–1999. After the great success of Terezín Ghetto Requiem the Prague Spring International Music Festival commissioned oratorio Juda Maccabeus for the performance in St. Vitus Cathedral in May 2002 and then in Litomyšl International Festival in June 2002. Concerto dei fiori for Violin and Strings was premiered at Prague Spring Festival 1997, then performed in the United States (1998) and in PONTES Festival Prague (1998) Sylvie Bodorová was member of Quattro (Group of prestigious Czech composers)–Otmar Mácha (1922 – 2006), Luboš Fišer (1935 – 1999) and Zdeněk Lukáš (1928–2007).
Selected works: Commission for Camerata Bern, Bern Concerto, Silberwolke, Concerto for Vioin, Viola and Strings 2005, which has been performed in Bern and Germany; Piano concerto Come d'accordo, 2005 for Prague Philharmonia and pianist Martin Kasik; Concerto dei Fiori, Concerto for Violin and Strings (chamber version with piano), 1996; Concierto de Estío for Guitar and Orchestra, (1999) and for Bochum in Germany- Saturnalia per orchestra grande (1999); Juda Maccabeus – oratorio, 2002; Ave Noël for Tenor /Soprano/ and Orchestra - Christmas Song, 2003; Carmina Lucemburgiana for strings, 2008.