A Czech composer born March 9, 1979 in Prague.
Ondřej Adámek studied at the Conservatory and the Music Academy of Prague with, notably, Marek Kopelent. He also studied at the Paris Conservatory, in the classes of Guy Reibel, Frédéric Durieux, Laurent Cuniot, Luis Naon and took part in the summer composition classes at Ircam (2000-2001). He was in residence successively at the Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto (2007), the Casa de Velázquez (2008-2010) and finally, in Berlin, on the occasion of the Berliner Kunstlerprogramm of the DAAD (2010). HIs compositions are diverse: music for orchestra, ensemble and chamber music, mixed and electroacoustic works. They often refer to extra-European and traditional elements such as those of Balinese, New Caledonian, Japanese or Andalusian music. Ondřej Adámek works on both instrumental sound and the voice, seeking to recreate the human voice through inventive, colourful instrumental writing. His works include Silent Touches (2005), Fishbones (2007), Endless Steps (2008), Nôise (2009), B-low Up (2010).