Kryštof Mařatka

Biography

The works of Krystof Maratka have already found favour with a wide international audience. Programmed in multiple festivals and concert series in Europe, the United States, Australia, Russia, China, etc., his compositions have been commissioned by various institutions (the French Government, the Evian Competition, the Association Musique Nouvelle en Liberté, the Prince of Polignac, the Présences Festival, the Sophia Antipolis Foundation (France), the Rostal Competition in Berlin, the Dresden Contemporary Music Festival, the Korsholm Music Festival in Finland, the country of Norway, the Caramoor Festival in the USA...)
On the creative plane, orchestral conducting occupies an important place in Krystof Maratka's work. "It is a necessity for me, because it is one thing to write music and another to bring it to life on stage. They go hand in hand, and as a composer, it is only during moments of creation as a performer that I feel whole." Thus, Krystof Maratka has performed with the National Theatre Orchestra of Prague, the Irkoutsk Philharmonic Orchestra, the Talich Chamber Orchestra, La Follia of Strasbourg, the St. Cézaire Academy Orchestra, the Jyväskyla Orchestra (Finland)...
Krystof Maratka was born in Prague in 1972. He studied piano and chamber music, and then took courses in writing style, analysis and composition at the Prague Conservatory with Bohuslav Rehor and Petr Eben. The country was in the process of opening to new influences after the fall of the communist regime. Krystof Maratka took advantage of this freedom to travel, in particular with the aid of a grant from the Institut Français in Prague. In 1994, he settled in Paris, receptive to the positive attitude that French institutions and performers had toward new music. In 1999, he participated in the computer music cursus at IRCAM, and was prize-winner of the Natexis Foundation. Since then he has collaborated with numerous international orchestras and ensembles such as the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, the National Orchestra of France, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic, the Orchestra of Radio France, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, St. Luke's Orchestra New York, the Lodz Philharmonic...

Website

krystofmaratka.com

Concerts

    • 24.10.2017
    • Praharphona
    • Prague (Czech Republic)
    • Conservatory
    • Prag Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, Miriam Nemcova (dir.)
    • 13.02.2017
    • Chant G'Hai
    • Shanghai (China)
    • Concert Hall
    • Orchestre Philharmonique de Shanghai
    • 10.12.2016
    • Morana
    • Combs la Ville (France)
    • Conservatoire
    • Orchestre du Conservatoire