Vera Cermakova

(born in 1961, in Prague, resident in Kladno, Czech Republic), composer. She was educated in Prague-Modrany, where she studied piano and continued at the Prague Conservatoire in 1977. Then in 1986-89 she studied composition with Oldrich Semerak. She teaches piano and composition at the music school in Kladno from 1983. A major impulse for the creation of an inspiring vocal compositions was a meeting with a major contemporary American poet, John Gracer Brown. Successfully she made a series s of works called Sonnets, whose lyrics express universal human emotions and feelings. Further texts are focused on contemporary Czech and Spanish poetry. She is a member of the Association of Composers, Prague, Atelier 90, Music Studio N, Musica Iuvenis, Prague 1997.
Selected works: Orchestral: Four Fragments for Symphony Orchestra, 1993; Chamber: four string quartets; Three Bagatelles for saxophone quartet, 1996; Metamorphoses for cello and piano,1997; Prolinani for flute and organ; Solo instrument: Seven Preludes for guitar, 1994; Still life with a Clarinet, for clarinet, 1996, Elegy for flute, 1997; Contrasts" for clarinet, 1997; Confrontations for cello, 1998, 2003; Piano: Preludes, 1991, Fantasy, 1993, Caleidoscopes, (1996, 2000), Lyrical Fragments, 1997; Vocal: 3 part song cycle Reflections and Meditations for soprano, tenor, and instrumental accompaniment.
Awards: she was awarded for the song Seclusion of Clarinet by Musica Iuvenis in 1997.

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