Tatjana Vorel

(born in Krizevci, Republic of Croatia) composer. She started to play the piano at the age of 4. Presently, Tatjana's main interest in music is composing. She perfected her composing skills by a number of recognized Croatian composers, like Davorin Kempf, Ruben Radica and Berislav Sipus. Some of her compositions are successfully performed in Croatia and abroad. Part of Tatjana's vocal work is recorded and published. Her style is lyric, but some of her compositions can be aligned in opus: for solo instruments (Harp, Piano, Flute, Cello, Horn, Marimba, Organ), for voice with Piano accompaniment (Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor, Baritone), for solo instrument with Piano accompaniment (Flute, Clarinet, Horn, Cello), for mixed choir, for various chambre ensembles, and opera. Part of her musical life is, without doubt, conducting. Since she was always close to the vocalist, either through compositions or teaching, most of her conducting work was with choirs. She was assistant conductor to a number of prominent choirs, like Zagreb Philharmonics Choir, girls choir "Zvjezdice" (one of the best choirs in this part of Europe) as well as many others. But, not only for choirs, She was also assistant conductor of the Railroad Brass Band from Zagreb. Outside composing and conducting, Tatjana Vorel is active in music pedagogy. Since finishing the study of Music Theory at Music Academy in Zagreb (Croatia), she has been teaching almost all theory themes (Solfeggio, Harmony, Polyphony, etc) at Music School "V. Lisinski" in Zagreb. In her pedagogical work, she achieved appreciable results, where so called "inductive" approach (in which she herself specializes!) resulted in a number of successful students and musicians. As performer and pianist, Tatjana Vorel is active as well. Parallel to the study of music theory, she attended the full time study program of piano in the class of D. Stanetti. Later on, she participated in a two year study of the organ, at the Institute of Church Music in Zagreb, in the class of Mario Penzar.
Selected recordings: Posavina Allegro, 2004; Podravina quasi adagio, 2004; Primorje Largo, 2004; A Moment, 2008; A Climb, 2009.

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Zdenka Vaculovicova

(born in Czech Republic), composer. She is Artistic Director of International Festival of Contemporary Arts Forfest, Professor of Music, Church Conservatory Kromeriz, Performing Artist (violinist) as soloist and chamber ensemble musician, with national and international performances, conductor of Archbishop Ensemble Kromeriz, and is also a composer. She studied at the Conservatoire Brno with Josef Jedlička, Josef Doležal, Josef Holub Janáček ś Academy of Music Arts Brno - with Antonín Moravec and violin with Zdeněk Zouhar. At the present time she is teaching at the Church Conservatoire in Kroměříž and together with her husband, is founder and principal organizer of the International Festival of Contemporary Arts, with Spiritual Orientation which reached a high reputation among European musical events during in nineties. Under the unfavorable political conditions in Central Europe until 1989 she was an initiator of an underground movement. After 1990 she developed a full activity in connection with the independent organization called Artistic Initiative for numerous important projects of international consequences. She is a member of many leading artistic and culture organizations at home and abroad e.g, . European Conference of Promoters of New Music in Amsterdam, SIAC France, Society for New Music in Prague, Society for Spiritual Music in Prague. Her own creative activity includes solo performances as an violinist, conductor with specialization in almost exclusively contemporary works with a chamber ensembles, composer.
Selected works: The Short Playing about Three Marys,solo singing,recorder-flauto dolce,violin, children violin and piano, 1981; One Blue Day, songs for children on the text by Zuzana Nováková with accompanimentby flute, clarinet,twoo violins, viola,violoncello and piano, 1971; The Journey for soprano, baritone, violin and French Horn, 1983; The Landscape in Night; Home; Don´t Wary-Maria; Where We Shall Go?; Mass of John for three voices women choir on memory of Jan Zajíc, 1985.

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