Lucie Vitkovà

(born in 1985 in Czech Republic), composer. She studied at the Brno Conservatory, where she graduated in accordion (with Miroslav Morys) and composition (with Pavel Novák Zemek). Since 2008 she has studied composition under Martin Smolka at Janáček Academy of Music in Brno (JAMU). At the Academy she attended to the improvisation class of Jaroslav Šťastný and now she is active in the field of improvised music as well. Parallel to her study of music she teaches tap dance at the Faculty of Theatre of JAMU. She was a resident of Ostrava Days 2009-2011 and also took lessons with the following lectors: Mark Bobak, Zsolt Nagy, Fabián Panisello, Rod Paton, David Rosenboom, Christopher Williams, and Walter Zimmermann.
Selected works: Proposal for Altering of the Score, a Visually – acoustic interpretation in collaboration with the photographer Jolana Havelková, 2013.

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Marcela Vocilkova Trtkova

(born in 1972), composer. She studied composition with Leos Faltus at the Janacek Academy of Performing Arts in Brno (1992-98).
Selected works: About Myself for soprano and cello on text by Leonard Cohen, 1994; Per oboe, due clarinetti et fagotto,1996; Flute quartet,1995; Piano Bit(e)s for piano; Cimmar for dulcimer and marimba, 1994; Two Psalms for mixed chorus, 1997; Two Pieces, for four brass instruments, 1995; Conflicts for large orchestra, 1997; Meditation on Creation for flute, clarinet, viola, cello and double bass, 1999; Duo for piano and dulcimer, 2001.

Margarita Viso Soto

(born on 21th March 1957 in A Coruña, Spain). Composer, pianist, musicologist and teacher. She carried out her studies at A Coruña Professional Music and Declamation Conservatory: piano with Jeannette Romero, harmony and counterpoint with Roger Groba. Broadened her knowledge with M ª Luisa Nache (sing) Jose Ferrer (horn), Carlos López García Peaks (composition), Eva Palace, Edith Picht-Axenfeld and Noemí Novara (piano).She worked as pianist and dance accompanist. She has performed accompanying different instrumentalists. Her activity in this field focuses mainly in the repertoire of Spanish and Galician music. As a musicologist she has investigated mainly Galician composers, notably her work on Marcial del Adalid.
Selected Works: Ausencias (1. Lourenço, jograr- 2. Bolsciro- 3. Nuno Fernandes Torneol- 4. Martin Codax- 5. Pero Meogo): Cinco cantigas de amigo, 1997- 1999, s, pf; Cancions para voz, trompa e piano (1. Canto de berce): sobre temas populares galegos, 1981- 1982, s, cor, pf; Cancions para voz, trompa e piano (nº 2, 3, 4 y 5): sobre temas populares galegos, 1981- 1982, s, cor, pf; Diferencias sobre las folías de España, pf; En- re- do, 1984, pf; Nilal, 1983, 2 vl, vla, vlc; Tiento para orquesta: en un solo movimiento, 1984.