Zdenka Kosnarova

(born in 1971 in Opava, Czech Republic, resident in Lisbon), composer. She studied at the Conservatory of Ostrava and Conservatory Jezka in Prague, where she concluded the piano course and composition course. She continued her musical studies at the Superior musical School of Prague, where she concluded a Bachelor's and a Master's Degree in composition. In 2009, under the Erasmus Program, she integrated the composition course at the Escola Superior de Musica de Lisboa. As a pianist, she has performed concerts as soloists and with groups of Chamber Music and did several recordings for the Czech Radio. She has performed about 30 pieces of contemporary composers, Czech premiers, as a soloist of several orchestras with the Czech Radio orchestra. She performed improvisations for cinema, through the exibition of old movies, at the Ponrepo Cinema in Prague between 1995 and 2010. She also works with the Jazz group Lècba neklidem. She worked as a piano teacher at the Conservatory J. Jezka in Prague. As a pianist accompanist, she has been working with dancers, choirs, singers and instrumentalists. As composer she has written several orchestral pieces. She is founder and member of Saxophone and Piano duo Double Trouble with the saxophonist Rita Nunes. Currently she works as pianist accompanist at the Coservatorio Regional de Alhandra and at the Academia de Musica de Almada, Portugal at the Academia de Musica de Almada (Portugal).
Selected works: Orchestra: Sang softly melodrama for speaker, baritone and piano; Prima Vera III, for saxophone and piano; Silvers, for saxophone, On the flaming stone lead sheets based on the lyrics by T. Bernhard for bass solo, trumpet, mixed choir and piano; Let's have cappuccino after lunch for English horn and violoncello; When you're gone melodrama on the lyrics by V.Fischer for speaker and piano; Together for mezzosoprano, flute, guitar and piano. Piano works: Inside; At the end of the beginning; Three dances.

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