Lenka Kılıç

(born in 1971, in Brno, Czech Republic, resident in Vienna), composer, musicologist, music journalist. She graduated from the Faculty of Arts of the Masaryk University in Brno in Musicology (1996) and in 2003 presented her doctoral dissertation on Galina Ustvolskaya. In 1997 she completed composition studies at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno with František Emmert, presenting her orchestral work Kvítí milodějné (A Love Awaking Flowers) and the thesis "Silence in music". Her works have been performed in FORFEST in Kroměříž, Mladé Pódium in Karlovy Vary, Gegenwelten in Heidelberg, Moravian Autumn, Komponistinnen und Ihr Werk in Kassel, Neue Musik Termine in Köln, Hudební současnost in Ostrava, Setkávání nové hudby plus in Brno and Pohyb, zvuk, prostor in Opava. She has worked as composer and music supervisor with many Czech theatres including the production for the Husa theatre of Cirkus aneb Se mnou smrt a kůň from March 1999 until March 2008. In 1998, a Moravian Autumn festival concert brought together a group of young women composers, all graduates of JAMU. Kılıç helped to establish the group more formally, under the name of HUDBABY/ MUSICRONES. A founding member of the group, she also produced the groups's first profile compact disc entitled HUDBABY. Her music has been presented and broadcast in the Czech Republic, in Italy, thanks to the Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, Canada and the USA.
Selected works: Zacharias, Tell Us About God 1992, incidental music for a theater play; Five Inventions for piano (1993); Gitandžali for flute, viola and women's choir on lyrics by Rabindranath Thakur 1993, Suite for transverse Flute (1994); Canti on Texts by Hildegard Of Bingen for soprano ,alto and three cellos 1995; The Side Effects for four percussions players 1995, Surfacing for two violas and harp 1995, Stabat Mater for soprano, alto, women's choir, two violins, cello, vibraphone and piano 1995; Missa Brevis for two sopranos, alto, baritone, bass, dulcimer, two violins, oboe, violas, cellos, and double basses 1996, A love Awaking Flowers for one male and two female voices, violin, dulcimer, and orchestra 1997, The Bunched Leaf for a female voice, violin, dulcimer, and B flat saxophone 1999.

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