Personality profile

Photo: Oľga Kroupová

Oľga Kroupová

2 Oct 1966 Bratislava

classical music
composition

Bio

Bio

1982 – 1988
Conservatory in Bratislava (composition – Juraj Pospíšil)
1988 – 1989
employed by the scores archive of the Slovak Music Fund
1989
composing classes with Giya Kancheli
1989 – 1991
Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (composition – Ivan Hrušovský and Miro Bázlik)
1990
composing course with Louis Andriessen
1991 – 1994
Liszt Academy in Budapest (composition – József Soproni, observers: Emil Petrovics and Sándor Szokolay)
1992
composing seminar at the Liszt Academy with Clerens Barlow and Nicolaus A. Huber
1993 – 1994
studies of electronic composing with Zoltán Pongrácz
1993 – 1994
internship in the Hungarian Radio electronic studio
1994
State examination, completion of studies
1994 – 1996
post-graduate studies of composing with Martin Christoph Redeln at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold, Germany
since 1996
free-lance composer living in Detmold, editorial cooperation with publishing houses Schott-Wega-Verlag, Bärenreiter-Verlag, Peters-Verlag, Marc Reifft-Verlag, WDR, Eurobottega, Schubert-Gesellschaft
since 1999
authorship contract with the publishing house Edition Gravis Inh. Dr. Rudolf Lück, Bad Schwalbach, member of the copyright association GEMA – Germany

Works

  • stage works
  • Katze mit Hut (Cat with Hat)

    Chamber opera
    1998
  • symphony orchestra
  • Bericht über dem letzten Stand der Dinge (Report about Last State of Things)

    for large orchestra
    1995 10' 30''
    PUBLISHER: Edition Gravis
    SCORING: orch
  • Nachtträume (Dreams of the Night)

    for large symphony orchestra
    1998 16'
    PUBLISHER: Edition Gravis
    SCORING: orch: flp, 2fl, fla, 3ob, ci, 3cl (2clb), 3fg, cfg, 6cr, 3tr, 3tn, tu, tp, 3bat, cel, ar, archi
  • Ephèmera

    Concertant music for orchestra
    1999 20'
    PUBLISHER: Edition Gravis
    SCORING: orch: 2fl, 2ob, 2cl (1clb), 2fg, 2cr, 2tn, archi
  • Judith

    for large orchestra
    2000 PUBLISHER: Edition Gravis
    SCORING: orch: 3fl (1flp), 3ob (1ci), 3cl (1clb), 3fg (1cfg), 4cr, 3tr, 2tn, tu, tp, bat, cel, ar, archi
  • chamber orchestra
  • Kammermusik (Chamber Music)

    1992 SCORING: orch da cam
  • Sinfonietta

    for string orchestra
    1993 15'
    PUBLISHER: Edition Gravis
    SCORING: archi
  • Anxietà

    for saxophone orchestra
    2001 14' 30''
    PUBLISHER: Edition Gravis
    SCORING: orch: 2sxs, 4sxa, 2sxt, 2sxbr, 2sxb
  • solo voice(s), choir, and orchestra
  • Little Frog

    1992 TEXT: author, after Ľudmila Podjavorinská
    SCORING: vv, CM, orch
  • Wage

    1993 TEXT: author after Ľudmila Podjavorinská
    SCORING: vv, CM, orch
  • solo instrument(s) with orchestra
  • Introduzione, Cadenza e Finale

    Concerto for violin and orchestra
    1996 12'
    PUBLISHER: Edition Gravis
    SCORING: vn, orch
  • one solo instrument with orchestra
  • Agapé

    Concerto for bass saxophone and orchestra
    2004 17'
    PUBLISHER: Edition Gravis
    SCORING: sxb, orch: 2fl, 2ob, 2cl, 2fg, 4cr, 2tr, 2tn, tp, ar, 3bat, archi
  • Eo ipso

    Concerto for guitar and orchestra
    2011 22'
    PUBLISHER: Edition Gravis
    SCORING: gui, orch: 2fl, 2ob, 2cl, 2fg, 4cr, 2tr, 2tn, tu ar, bat, archi
  • Gryllus Musicalis

    Concertante music for violin solo and string orchestra
    2014 20'
    PUBLISHER: Edition Gravis
    SCORING: vn, orch: (4cr), archi
  • solo instrument
  • Quintessenz

    for violin solo
    2008 13'
    PUBLISHER: Edition Gravis
    SCORING: vn
  • piano or piano four hands
  • Piano Sonata

    1989 10'
    SCORING: pf
  • two instruments
  • Sonata lirica

    for violin and piano
    1994 14' 30''
    PUBLISHER: Edition Gravis
    SCORING: vn, pf
  • Duetti amichevoli

    for English horn and bass saxophone
    2003 12'
    PUBLISHER: Edition Gravis
    SCORING: ci, sxb
  • three instruments
  • Aphorismen für drei Klarinetten (Aphorisms for Three Clarinets)

    1995 SCORING: 3cl
  • string quartet
  • Detmold Quartet

    1994 SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • five instruments
  • Brassquintet

    1990
  • In aqua veritas

    2010 16'
    PUBLISHER: Edition Gravis
    SCORING: 2glh, ob, vn, vl, vc
  • six instruments
  • Sextet for Five Brass Instruments and Piano

    1993
  • seven instruments
  • Conversion

    for chamber ensemble
    2001 9' 30''
    PUBLISHER: Edition Gravis
    SCORING: fl (fla), ob (ci), cl (clb), ar, vn, vl, vc
  • vocal-instrumental chamber works
  • Alles das hat mich nicht zerbrochen (All That Didn't Break Me Down)

    Malodrama after the short story by Hildegard Wohlgemuth for soprano and chamber ensemble
    2002 19' 30''
    TEXT: H. Wohlgemuth
    PUBLISHER: Edition Gravis
    SCORING: s, ens: fl, cl (clb), cr, mb, ar, vn, vl, vc
  • solo voice(s) with piano accompaniment
  • Le Jardin secret

    for baritone and piano
    TEXT: M. Haugová
    PUBLISHER: Edition Gravis
    SCORING: br, pf
  • Urliebe (Ancient Love)

    Songs for mezzo-soprano and piano
    1992 12'
    TEXT: M. Haugová
    SCORING: ms, pf
  • Morgenstern-Lieder (Morgenstern Songs)

    for soprano and piano
    1997 14' 20''
    TEXT: Ch. Morgenstern
    PUBLISHER: Edition Gravis
    SCORING: s, pf
  • Mephisto-Lieder (Mephisto-Songs)

    for baritone and piano
    1998 5'
    TEXT: J. W. Goethe
    SCORING: br, pf
  • Fünf Michelangelo-Lieder (Five Michelango Songs)

    for bass and piano
    2001 19'
    TEXT: Michelangelo Buonarroti
    PUBLISHER: Edition Gravis
    SCORING: b, pf
  • mixed choir
  • Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen (Innsbruck, I Have to Leave You)

    Motet after Heinrich Isaac
    2008 3' 30''
    SCORING: 5V
  • electroacoustic works
  • Guerrophonia

    SCORING: C

Bibliography

  • Studies (Book Chapters, Dictionary Entries, Scholarly Articles)
  • VESELÝ, Ondrej: Sonda do tvorby slovenských skladateľov žijúcich v zahraničí
    (s výlučným zreteľom na médium gitary)
    2017 Slovenská hudba. Revue pre hudobnú kultúru year 43, 2017, no. 3, p. 261–273
  • MARTINÁKOVÁ, Zuzana: Slovak Composer After 1900. Formation and Styles
    2002 Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica, Banská Bystrica 2002, p. 77–78
  • Art Critique and Journalism
  • MATEJ, Daniel: ISCM WORLD NEW MUSIC DAYS 2017
    2017 Hudobný život year 49, 2017, no. 12, p. 32
  • SONDOROVÁ, Dominika – GÁLISOVÁ, Lenka: MELOS-ÉTOS, 14. medzinárodný festival súčasnej hudby
    2017 Slovenská hudba. Revue pre hudobnú kultúru year 43, 2017, no. 4, p. 411–412
  • VESELÝ, Ondrej: Svet v tónoch na pozadí ticha. Rozhovor s Oľgou Kroupovou
    2017 Slovenská hudba. Revue pre hudobnú kultúru year 43, 2017, no. 3, p. 296–302
  • VESELÝ, Ondrej: Eo ipso v retrospektíve interpreta
    2017 Hudobný život year 49, 2017, no. 12, p. 9
  • KOLÁŘ, Robert: Melos-Étos 2017
    Problém zvaný orchester
    2017 Hudobný život year 49, 2017, no. 12, p. 5–6
  • PIRNÍKOVÁ, Tatiana: Oľga Kroupová: Cítim sa byť súčasťou hudby, ktorú píšem [rozhovor]
    2016 Hudobný život year 48, 2016, no. 3, p. 17–19
  • PIRNÍKOVÁ, Tatiana: ISCM World Music Days Slovenia 2015
    2015 Hudobný život year 47, 2015, no. 11, p. 12–13
  • OTERI, Frank J.: It's difficult to be a world showcase with limited resources : The 2015 ISCM World Music Days
    2015 In: www.newmusicbox.org/articles/2015-iscm-world-music-days/
    NewMusicBox 2015
  • SCHÄFER, Annette: Ein Jubiläumskonzert der Extraklasse
    60 Jahre und kein bisschen leise
    2014 Kulturinfo Lippe 2014
  • SCHWABE, Andreas: Publikum feiert drei erstklassige Interpreten
    Konzert des Kammerorchesters vor ausverkauftem Haus
    2014 Lippische Landes-Zeitung 2014, no. 240 (16. 10. 2014)
  • KOCH, Sven: Das Zirpen der Grillen sorgt für den Musenkuss
    Olga Kroupová erklärt ihre Idee für die Jubiläums-Musik
    2014 Lippische Landes-Zeitung 2014, no. 235 (10. 10. 2014)
  • SCHÄFER, Annette: Ein Gespräch mit der Komponistin Olga Kroupová [rozhovor]
    2014 In: www.kulturinfo-lippe.de/gestatten20.html
    Kulturinfo Lippe 2014
  • KATINA, Peter: Milan Paľa : Violin Solo 2 : Violin Solo 3 [recenzia CD]
    2012 Hudobný život year 44, 2012, no. 3, p. 35
  • KATINA, Peter: Milan Paľa: Violin Solo 1 – 3 [recenzia CD]
    2012 Slovenská hudba year 38, 2012, no. 4, p. 418–420

Discography

  • Photo: EO IPSO EO IPSO
    2017 CD – Hevhetia HV 0155-2-331
    1. Oľga Kroupová: Eo ipso
      Ondrej Veselý (gui), Marián Lejava (dir.), Slovak State Philharmonic Košice
  • Photo:
    2011 CD – Pavlik Records
    1. Peter Machajdík: Torqued Images
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    2. Iris Szeghy: Ciaccona
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    3. Iris Szeghy: Slovak Dance
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    4. Vladimír Bokes: Cadenza III, op. 63
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    5. Vladimír Bokes: La Follia, op. 3
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    6. Mirko Krajči: Sonata
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    7. Vladimír Godár: O Crux
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    8. Vladimír Godár: Sonata for Violin
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    9. Oľga Kroupová: Quintessenz
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    10. Hanuš Domanský: Dianoia
      Milan Paľa (vn)

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Oľga Kroupová: Eo ipso
    Concerto for guitar and orchestra
    8 Nov
    2017
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Large concert studio of Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ondrej Veselý (gui), Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Marián Lejava (dir.)
  • Oľga Kroupová: Judith
    for large orchestra
    11 Nov
    2009
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Large concert studio of Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Łukasz Borowicz (dir.)
  • Oľga Kroupová: Piano Sonata
    21 Nov
    1990
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Slovak Radio, Concert studio 2, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Viera Bartošová (pf)
  • First performances abroad
  • Oľga Kroupová: Gryllus Musicalis
    Concertante music for violin solo and string orchestra
    14 Oct
    2014
    First performances abroad
    Concert House of the University of Music Detmold, Detmold, DE
    PERFORMERS: Eckhard Fischer (vn), Detmolder Kammerorchester, Alfredo Perl (dir.)
  • Oľga Kroupová: In aqua veritas
    26 Sep
    2010
    First performances abroad
    Detmold, DE
    PERFORMERS: Vienna Glass Harmonica Duo, Eckart Adorf (ob), Thomas Hemkemeier (vn), Irmelin Thomsen (vl), Anette Adorf-Brenner (vc)
  • Oľga Kroupová: Alles das hat mich nicht zerbrochen (All That Didn't Break Me Down)
    Malodrama after the short story by Hildegard Wohlgemuth for soprano and chamber ensemble
    11 Mar
    2003
    First performances abroad
    DE
    PERFORMERS: Heike Porstein (s), Klangwerkstatt Weimar, Torsten Petzold (dir.)
  • Oľga Kroupová: Anxietà
    for saxophone orchestra
    9 May
    2002
    First performances abroad
    Detmold, DE
    PERFORMERS: Rascher Saxophone Orchestra, Bruce Weinberger (dir.)
  • Oľga Kroupová: Sonata lirica
    for violin and piano
    11 Mar
    2002
    First performances abroad
    Nancy, FR
    PERFORMERS: Ensemble Stanislas, Laurent Causse (vn), Jeanne Bon (pf)
  • Oľga Kroupová: Introduzione, Cadenza e Finale
    Concerto for violin and orchestra
    18 Dec
    2001
    First performances abroad
    Detmold, DE
    PERFORMERS: Eckhard Fischer (vn), Detmold Chamber Orchestra, Alexander Sumski (dir.)
  • Oľga Kroupová: Conversion
    for chamber ensemble
    4 Nov
    2001
    First performances abroad
    Minden, DE
    PERFORMERS: Ensemble Horizonte, Adrian Prabava (dir.)
  • Oľga Kroupová: Ephèmera
    Concertant music for orchestra
    4 Jun
    2000
    First performances abroad
    Chemnitz, DE
    PERFORMERS: Saxony Chamber Philharmony, Fabrice Bollon (dir.)
  • Oľga Kroupová: Nachtträume (Dreams of the Night)
    for large symphony orchestra
    13 Oct
    1999
    First performances abroad
    Nancy, FR
  • Oľga Kroupová: Bericht über dem letzten Stand der Dinge (Report about Last State of Things)
    for large orchestra
    27 Mar
    1998
    First performances abroad
    Hamburg, DE
    PERFORMERS: NDR Symphony Orchestra, Peter Ruzicka (dir.)

Gallery

  • Photo:
    from left to right: Robert Pospiš, Marián Lejava, Oľga Kroupová, Martin Sillay, Ondrej Veselý

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia


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