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František Chaloupka


is now undertaking his doctorate studies with Martin Smolka at JAMU in Brno and at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst with prof. Detlev Muller-Siemens in Vienna (following his studies of composition at the Janáček Conservatoire in Ostrava). In 2005 and 2007 he held a scholarship at the Ostrava Centre for New Music and in the first half of 2006 he was a resident at the Royal Conservatoire in the Hague, where he studied with Louis Andriessen, Clarence Barlow and Richard Ayres, among others. In May 2011 he took part in a workshop on the subject of myths and national identity in Frankfurt, with Ensemble Modern and conductor Peter Eötvös, who commissioned him to compose a piece called Machine Gun. His compositions have been performed by the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra Olomouc, Filharmonia Hradec Králové, Prague Modern and Konvergence, both at home and abroad, and broadcast on the radio. In 2011 he founded the Dunami Ensemble. Currently he is preparing for a residency at the California Institute of the Arts.

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