Afrodita Katmeridou

(born in 1956, in the Czech Republic, resident in Prague), composer. She studied composition with Frantisek Emmert, Miloslav Istvan, Alois Pinos, and Zdenek Zouhar at the Janacek Academy of Music. Since 2009 she has been a teacher of theory at the International Conservatory of Prague, and from 2000 teacher of theoretical subjects (analysis, polyphony, harmony). In 2002 she was voted Woman of the year, by the Austrian Who's Who. From 1996 to now she has a freelance cooperation with the Czech Republic in Prague, Czech Republic and local music newspapers and magazines. From 1969 to 1976 she was leader of the Youth Philharmonic Pioneer, artistic director and conductor Vladi Simeonov. She has also composed Electroacoustic music
Selected works: Chamber music: Two Miniatures for solo violin (1978), String Quartet No. 1 (1979); No. 2 (1981); No. 3 (1985); No. 4 (1999); Barbaric Dance and Finale for solo violin (1985); Voices of the Past, for voice, clarinet, piano, and viola; Rapsody for solo violin (2002). Orchestral works: Impulsioni e meditationi per violin solo and orchestra (1982); Prelude for String Orchestra (1983); Impressions for String Orchestra (1995); Concerto for violin, orchestra, and percussion..

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