A composer of music focused primary on reducing the means and transparence of structure.
As material he often uses melodic line, harmony or rhythm derived from sound analysis or music without copyright (plainchant, ethnic music etc.). In his most recent works, he has explored early instruments and the spatial aspect of music.
Slavomír Hořínka is associate professor at composition department of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (HAMU). He graduated as a violinist from the Pardubice Conservatoire (Czech Republic). Following that he studied composition at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts with Ivan Kurz (1999–2004). In 2008, he graduated with a PhD in composition under the guidance of Hanuš Bartoň. His compositions have been performed by the Czech Philharmonic, the BERG Orchestra, the Bennewitz Quartet, Cappella Mariana, Tiburtina Ensemble, Solamente naturali and others on major stages both at home and abroad.
2020 Special Award for Czech Composition in Musica Nova Competition (Murmurings)
2017 Special Award for Czech Composition in Musica Nova Competition (Shining Wounds)
2015 Chairman Prize in the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Competition for A Pocket Guide to Bird Flight
2010 NUBERG prize for composition Lacrimosa
2008 Josef Hlávka’s prize for composition …numquam excidit…
2007 OSA annual award for “the most successful young author of classical music”
2004 Gideon Klein’s prize for composition Shirei Ahava
2004 Generace – 1st prize for composition Shirei Ahava
2003 Generace – absolute winner and Janáček’s prize for composition Two Sheets from Manyoshu