Kateřina Růžičková was born in 1972 in Brno. She began studying composition under Jarmila Mazourová (1991–1994). After graduating from the Grammar School in Brno, she studied musicology and aesthetic at the Masaryk University in Brno (1991–1996) and composition at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno (1994–1999, doctoral degree 2001–2006).
She attended composition master classes in Reichenau (Austria) and Český Krumlov, and advanced her education at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Heidelberg and Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe (one-year postgraduate course with Wolfgang Rihm). In 2003 she was invited to Heidelberg (Germany) as a composer in residence. In 2006 she received a comission from the international music festival Young Euro Classic in Berlin to compose her symphony Zázněj.
She worked as a music teacher and as a music programmer for Czech Television. She founded the women composer group HUDBABY and a sheet music publishing company www.selfprint-music.com. Her achievements in the field of composition were officially recognized on numerous occasions (for example, she won the 1st prize in the international competition of electro-acoustic music Musica Nova in 1998) and was the finalist of the International Young Composers Tribune in Bourges in 2001). In 1999 she won the Leoš Janáček Foundation Award for a best student artist. She composes chamber, vocal, electronic and symphonic works.
Her compositions have been performed at international festivals in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Brazil and USA, broadcast on radio at home and abroad, and published by Edition Moravia, Gnosis, Český rozhas, Lotos, Hofmeister Verlag, Radioservis, and www.selfprint-music.com
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