Miroslav Srnka

Czech composer. He graduated in musicology at Charles University and composition at the Academy of Musical Arts in Prague. Srnka has completed study stays at the Humboldt-Universität in Berlin and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris. In style he tends mainly towards the music of the post-war avant-garde (spectral music). His compositions are regularly performed, especially abroad: they have been heard at festivals including Prague Spring, Musica Strasbourg, Ultraschall Berlin, Wien Modern, Présences Paris, Milano Musica, Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo, Arcana St. Gallen, Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik and the Ostrava Days of New Music. Srnka has collaborated with many top-ranking performers and ensembles, including Ensemble InterContemporain, Ensemble l'Itinéraire, Klangforum Wien, BBC Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, ORF Radio-Sinfonieorchester etc. For his compositional work he has received the Gideon Klein Award (2001), Leoš Janáček Anniversary Prize (2004), Ernst von Siemens Composers' Prize (2009) and Wilfried-Steinbrenner-Stiftung Prize (2009).