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Zuzana Michlerová is a Czech composer, arranger, orchestrator and singer. Born to a family of musicians, she begun to develop her music abilities at a very young age starting with piano lessons followed by singing and classical ballet lessons. Visual arts and literature, stories and moods bound to these media have always inspired her musical imagination. Following this her long-term interest in working with texts, images and music lead her to focus on composing music for screen and for theater.

 

Zuzana graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2015 receiving her Master of Music degree in Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games and from Prague Conservatory in 2012 where she gained her classical composition and vocal training. During her studies she had an opportunity to record and conduct her orchestral film music with foremost London musicians at renowned Abbey Road Studios in London, with Budapest Art Orchestra or with musicians of Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana at Palau de les Artes Reina Sofia in Valencia and at Ann Kreis Scoring Stage at Berklee Valencia. 

 

As a recipient of the scholarship of the Italian government, Zuzana was selected to participate in Film Music Master class lead by Academy Award Winner Luis Bacalov at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena winning a Rotary Club Composition prize awarded by Luis Bacalov. In 2016, she received a scholarship to participate in international Wagnerian festival Bayreuther Festspiele. 

Zuzana is an author of the opera Pramen which was premiered in Prague as her graduation project at Prague Conservatory in 2012 and later performed in Prostějov Municipal Theater in 2014 receiving very positive critical acclaim. She has been working on her second opera Babel in collaboration with librettist, painter, and stage director Vladimír Kiseljov, the opera was premiered at the festival Theatrum Kuks in 2018 performed by pre-programmed virtual instruments accompanied by Michlerova's voice and live painting by Vladimir Kiseljov. Her melodrama Letters from Terezín was commissioned by and premiered at the 2018 International Festival of Slavic Music.

 

Recently, Zuzana has been working on various arrangement & orchestration projects which have been recorded with FILMharmonic Orchestra Prague in Rudolfinum concert hall, with Soundsgate Orchestra Prague, with Insula Orchestra at La Seine Musicale in Paris, with Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, with Budapest Art Orchestra, with Polish Aukso Orchestra at Alvernia Studios or with Boston Studio Orchestra. Her orchestral arrangements appear on the albums “Voyage” (Oli Jogvansson, 2018) and “Recollections” (Antonis C. Simintiras, 2018). Some of them were performed live by The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra at Swansea in 2018. Her orchestral arrangement of Laura's Theme by Oli Jogvansson won the UK Songwriting Contest 2017 and her orchestral arrangement "A Place Called Home" won the same competition in 2019 and is nominated for Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2020. Zuzana has been regularly collaborating with LA-based film composer Elia Cmiral orchestrating and writing additional music and with the french composer Nathaniel Méchaly as an orchestrator. 

 

In 2019, she became one of the finalists of the international composition competition SABAM Award for Best Young International Composer at Film Fest Gent where her music was performed with Brussels Philharmonic during the World Soundtrack Awards Gala in October 2019. She also became the finalist of an international soundtrack competition Gil Soundtrack Award 2020. 

Her music became part of the historically first broadcast of CNN TV channel in the Czech Republic - CNN Prima News.