Miroslav Pudlak

Composer
Czech, 1961-
Miroslav Pudlak studied composition at Prague Conservatory and musicology in Charles University, Prague and Université Paris VIII. He participated at composer’s courses (Darmstadt, Kazimierz, Amsterdam). He was a founder and artistic director of contemporary music ensemble Agon (1985 – 1990). In 1993 he won the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields’ “Young Composer Award”. The same orchestra commissioned and premiered his orchestra piece “A Winged Creature”, later performed also by Jupiter Orchestra in London, by Prague Chamber Orchestra, at ISCM WMD 2000 in Luxembourg and recorded by Prague Philharmonia for the Czech Radio.

From 1995 – 1996 Pudlak was active at California and Oregon universities as visiting composer and lecturer. He teaches music theory at the Academy of Performing Arts (AMU) in Prague. He is a conductor of a contemporary music ensemble MoEns. His music has been performed in contemporary music festivals and concerts in the US, England, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Finland, Luxembourg, Ukraine, Mongolia and France and recorded on CDs by Arta Records label.

Selected works by Miroslav Pudlak:
“Music is the best means we have of digesting time. ”
--W. H. Auden