Olga Jezkova

(born in 1956, in Czech Republic), composer. She studied composition with Frantisek Kovaricek at the State Conservatory in Prague (graduated in 1981). She worked for the Czechoslovak Radio Archives (1980-1986) and Supraphon Publishing House (1989-1991), taught composition and music theory at a music school (1986-1994) and music theory and education at the State Conservatory in Prague (1991-1994). Since 2001 she has been editor of the Czech Radio Publishing House. Olga Jezkova's richly orchestrated, serious compositions deserve a place among the younger generation of Eastern European composers, in the tradition of Gubaidulina and Pärt.
Selected works: Missa in honorem sancti Adalberti, soprano, mixed choir, violin and percussion; Solemn Fugue for string orchestra; Serenade for Strings; Yellow-Red Poster for Symphonic Sound for large orchestra; Psalm Fantasy "David the Shepherd" for two sopranos and chamber orchestra; Three Callings for soprano and chamber ensemble; Improptu, organ; Piano Sonata, piano; Cello Sonata, cello and piano; Violin Sonata Zazihani, violin and piano; Piano Sonata, 4 hands/piano.