Michaela Pálka Plachká

Michaela Plachká

*1981, Opava

composer, author of lyrics and occasional fine artist

www.wisiart.com

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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.

 


 

Discography:
composition / durata (min.) / setting / year

Botanika aneb zrození slova / 5 / vocal quartet / 2003
Čtyři miniatury / 8 / bayan / 2004
Cesty všední a nevšední / 9 / violin / 2003
Darovals nám pokoj / 6 / string orchestra / 2005
Electronic I. / 3 / elektroacoustic composition / 2005
Fragmenty z předjaří / 13 / elektroacoustic composition / 2005
Graue und Blaue. Barvy tvé Duše / 6 / chamber ensemble / 2009
Hory‚ louky‚ krávy / 6 / clarinet‚ viola‚ guitar‚ piano / 2013
in-den-BERG-en / 10 / chamber orchestra, team spacial composition / 2013
Jasnú rosú / 4 / male choir / 1996
Klavírní trio / 8 / piano trio / 2004
Koulelo se / 3 / vocal quintet / 2002
Kupka: Cathedral / 6 / piano / 2007
Mizející doteky jara / 4 / female choir / 2013
Mše / 12 / mixed choir / 2002
Němím / 6 / chamber ensemble / 2005
O srdcích a zvonech / 10 / string trio and piano / 2011
Písně / 6 / female voice and piano / 2002
Pro housle‚ violu‚ violoncello / 6 / violin‚ viola‚ violoncello / 2007
Pro přicházející zimu / 6 / 2 alt saxophones and trombone / 2001
Rozhovor / 5 / viola and violoncello / 2001
Ruhige Blumen / 8 / viola‚ violoncello‚ piano‚ guitar / 2008
Růže pro Plúta / 10 / flute‚ viola‚ violoncello‚ piano / 2011
Sedm proroctví / 10 / oboe (eng. horn, oboe d’amour)‚ piano and electronics / 2007
Skleněnky / 5 / violoncello and piano / 2010
Slezská fanfára / 1 / brass sextet / 2003
Spadla z nebe velká hvězda / 6 / string trio and two countertenors / 2008
Stínování / 10 / chamber ensemble, team composition / 2014
Talking wind / 7 / guitar / 2004
Tři věty fagotu / 7 / bassoon / 2000
Ty divné moje Já / 7 / flute‚ french horn-bassoon‚ vibraphone‚ harp‚ viola / 2005
Zátiší / 15 / chamber orchestra / 2006

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