Oľga Kroupová

Slovak composer. She studied composition under Juraj Pospíšil at the Bratislava Conservatory (1982 – 1988), and after graduating worked in the archive of the Slovak Musical Fund. She completed composition courses with Giya Kancheli (1989) and Louis Andriessen (1990). In 1989 – 1991 she studied composition with Ivan Hrušovský and Miro Bázlik at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and afterwards at the Liszt Academy in Budapest with József Soproni (1991 – 1994), where she also completed a compositional seminar with Clerens Barlow and Nicolaus A. Huber. In 1993 – 1994 she studied electroacoustic music with Zoltán Pongrácz and worked on a short-term contract in Hungarian Radio's electroacoustic studio. Afterwards she completed postgraduate study of composition with Martin Christoph Redeln at Hochschule für Musik in Detmold, Germany (1994 – 1996), where she settled and has worked as a freelance composer since then. As an external editor she collaborates with the publishing houses Schott-Wega-Verlag, Bärenreiter-Verlag, Peters-Verlag, Marc Reift-Verlag, WDR, Eurobottega and Schubert-Gesellschaft. In 1999 she signed an author's agreement with Edition Gravis publishers.