Michaela Pálka Plachká

Michaela Plachkácomposer





After graduating from the Mendel Grammar School in Opava and later from the Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava she studied composition at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in Juraj Filas´ class. As part of her studies she completed an internship at the Universität der Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna in Germán Toro-Perez´s class and participated in other international composition courses. She also studied Fine Arts at the Music Conservatory in Ostrava. Currently she does her post-graduate studies; she is engaged in the topic of sound installations.

In 2010 she stayed in Paris thanks to the invitation from the organization SACEM and orders for the chamber ensemble Calliopée.

Since 2006 she has been a member of the association of composers Konvergence, which performs pieces by young and middle-aged composers from all over the world.

Nowadays, she lives and works in Germany.

So far she has worked for example with the Chamber Orchestra of the EU (EUCO), Berg Chamber Orchestra, Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexander Quartet, Ostrava Band, the chamber ensemble Calliopée, Konvergence, Adapter Berlin and other ensembles.

Her compositions are inspired by literature and visual arts. The most significant inspiration are people made of flesh and bones, their stories, thoughts and experiences. Various life’s paradoxes and contrasts are transformed into musical forms, specific for each composition.

Recently, her composing has been enriched by working with people, energy, perception of different dimensions of the world and being and the cyclical nature of life.



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