Irena Kosìkovà

(born in 1954, in Prague), composer. She grew up in the intellectual family of the forbidden philosopher Karel Kosik. She studied organ performance (J. Potmèsilovà) and conducting (K. Fiala) at Ježek's Conservatory and she took private composition lessons from M. Raichl. She wasn't allowed further studies because of political reasons. Finally after the Velvet Revolution 1989, she was accepted at AMU organ performance. Recently her work Stopy was chosen for the CD release of the Project Prague-Brno 2005: 6"Contemporary Composers for Cello Solo in the interpretation of František Brikcius", under the auspices of Vàclav Havel. She gives organ concerts and is also intensively composing. Her works have been performed in the Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Israel, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Sweden and the United Kingdom. As an organist she specialises in the interpretation of organ works written by Johann Sebastian Bach, including performances of the complete Organ Toccatas, Voluntaries, Leipzig Chorals, The Art of Fugue, Organ Mass.
Selected works: Sonata Wind Mills, for flute solo; Fantasie for Basson Solo; Campane perdurte for piano solo; La Nuit Blanche for Trumper solo; Funambule for organ solo; Neverending Flight; Dance on the Moon.

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