Ľubica Čekovská

1975

Born on 16 March in Humenné (Slovakia)

1993–1998

Degree in music theory from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava

1995–2000

Composition degree with Dusan Martincek

1998–2000

Postgraduate course in composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Paul Patterson
Composition courses with Robert Saxton, Thomas Adès, Arvo Pärt and Harrison Birtwistle
ISH (International Students House) Foundation Scholarship presented by H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

1998

Cuthbert Nunn Composition Prize of the Royal Academy of Music

1999

Leverhulme Award
Elsie Owen Prize of the Royal Academy of Music

2000

First performance of Turbulence for orchestra, broadcast by BBC Radio 3

2004

Ján Levoslav Bella Prize of the Slovakian Music Fund for her Piano Concerto
Birth of son Adam

2005

First performance of Postludium in the closing concert of the Cultural Year of the Ten in the Chamber Music Hall of the Berlin Philharmonie, representing Slovakia.
Commission from the Staatsoper Hannover for the composition Zeitoper 010: As Time Goes By, inspired by the 50th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s death

2006

Portrait CD “Passing Impressions” (Hevhetia label)
First performance of Adorations for orchestra in Bratislava, commissioned by the Slovak Philharmonic
First Czech performance of Adorations at the Prague Spring Festival, broadcast under the auspices of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
In November, first performance of the commissioned work Interrupted Line in four European countries (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, France)

since 2008

Full member of the board of trustees of the Prague Spring Festival

2010-2011

Composer in residence with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Altenburg-Gera

lives in Bratislava

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