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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