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Michaela Eremiášová, has been named recipient of the 33rd annual ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize. The Prize was awarded for Emblems, an 11-minute work for solo violin and chamber orchestra.

Michaela Eremiášová was born in Prague, Czech Republic and now resides in North Hollywood, California. Her music has been performed by the ITB (Institut Teknologi Bandung) Choir from Indonesia, Chamber Choir Hymni of Denmark, Madrigalia, Musica Nova, Duo vio-Link-oto, Arabesque Winds, Eastman Chorale, Eastman Trombone Choir, and Novus Quartet, among others. Eremiášová’s collaborations include work with performers, contemporary painters, poets, and modern dance choreographers as well as with experimental and mainstream filmmakers. One of her closest collaborators is her husband, Colombian composer Jairo Duarte-López. Together, they co-composed the chamber work Car Crash Opera for an animated film by Skip Battaglia. Eremiášová’s collaborative works have been recognized with awards such as the ASIFA Award for “Excellence in Experimental Techniques” for All That Remains. Her music has been featured at New York City Opera’s VOX Festival, New Music Festival at Bowling Green State University, Kurt Weill Festival at Berlin’s Sony Center in Germany, Women in Music Festival at the Eastman School of Music, and in over one hundred national and international film festivals. Most recently, Eremiášová and Duarte-López co-composed several scenes for their opera-in progress Bodas de Sangre (Blood Wedding), based on the play by Federico García-Lorca, as a commission by the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University in New Jersey.

Eremiášová holds a Bachelor of Music in Composition from the Conservatory of Jaroslav Ježek, a Masters in Musicology from Charles University in Prague, and a PhD in Composition from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Her principal teacher and mentor is Prof. David Liptak.

Michaela Eremiasova_Photo_by_Adam Fenster


Written by meremias on February 10th, 2009