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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 theater and for media. As her main tools she particularly loves using acoustic instruments, voice and orchestra.

Since her graduation from Berklee College of Music and from the Prague Conservatory, Zuzana has focused both on writing her own music and on arranging and orchestrating. She loves collaboration and working in teams. As an orchestrator, she has had an honour to work with film music composers such as Chanda Dancy, Pinar Toprak, Nathaniel Méchaly, Elia Cmiral and others. Her orchestration credits include movies such as PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie, Devotion, Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody or TV series The Defeated.    

Zuzana is an author of two operas. Her opera Pramen was premiered in Prague as her graduation project at Prague Conservatory receiving very positive critical acclaim. Her second opera Babel was created in collaboration with librettist, painter, and stage director Vladimír Kiseljov and was premiered at the festival Theatrum Kuks performed by pre-programmed virtual instruments accompanied by Zuzana’s voice and live painting by Vladimir Kiseljov. Her melodrama Letters from Terezín was commissioned by and premiered at the International Festival of Slavic Music. Her music became part of the historically first broadcast of CNN TV channel in the Czech Republic - CNN Prima News.

Zuzana’s music, arrangements and orchestrations have been performed and recorded at various venues worldwide such as Abbey Road Studios in London, Ocean Way Nashville Studio, with Insula Orchestra at La Seine Musicale in Paris, with FILMharmonic Orchestra Prague in Rudolfinum concert hall, with Soundsgate Orchestra Prague, with Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, with Budapest Art Orchestra, FAMES Orchestra in Macedonia with Polish Aukso Orchestra at Alvernia Studios, with Boston Studio Orchestra, with musicians of Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana at Palau de les Artes Reina Sofia in Valencia.

Zuzana is the finalist of an international composition competition SABAM Award for Best Young International Composer having her music performed with Brussels Philharmonic during the World Soundtrack Awards Gala 2019 at Film Fest Gent. She is also the finalist of an international soundtrack competition Gil Soundtrack Award 2020. Her orchestral arrangements of Oli Jogvansson’s music won the UK Songwriting Contest in 2017 and 2019 and received a nomination for Hollywood in Media Awards 2020. 

Zuzana is a member of Soundsgate.

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