Daniela Kosinová

(born on 8th of April 1977 in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic), composer. From the age of six she studied piano at the Primary music school in Chrudim and when she was twelve she started private organ lessons with Karel Žídek. She graduated from the Conservatory of Pardubice where she studied organ with Václav Rabas and in 2004 she finished her organ studies at the music faculty of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague with Jaroslav Tůma. In 2001/2002 she received a scholarship and studied organ with Wolfgang Zerer at the Academy of Performing Arts in Hamburg. She actively took part in the organ masterclasses of Jon Laukvik, Lorenzo Ghielmi and Bernard Foccrouell. She gave concerts in Germany, Austria, Spain and Russia and at the international music festivals in Netherlands and England. In 2003, she represented Czech Republic in a concert of new EU members in Madrid. She is now head of keyboard instruments of the Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK where she also appears as soloist. Since her childhood she has composed as well. Her compositions were broadcast on Radio WPRB Princeton in New Jersey, on Radio Mona Lisa in Amsterdam, on Czech Radio and have been performed in many concerts at home as well as abroad. She is a member of the Kaprálová Society in Toronto. Currently she composes and sings music in a style close to jazz and jazzpop. Since February 2013 she also been teaching piano in a cultural center for mentally affected people in Prague. She did her debut solo recital in Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 2007 and in the same year she has performed a recital at the Prague Spring Festival together with a British trumpetist Alison Balsom.
Selected recordings: Meeting Point, 2010, Twentieth Century Oboe Concertos, 2004; Musica Per Tibia: Ceske a Moravske Pastorely Organ, 2004.
Awards: 3rd prize and the title of Laureate at the international organ competition in Brno, 2002.