Michal Müller (Praha 1956)

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Czech music composer Michal Müller was born on June 20, 1956 in Prague in the family of PhDr. Miloš Müller, violinist, pedagogue and musicologist and PhDr. Eva Müllerová – Happy, well-known organizer of music education.

He showed his interest in music from an early age, it is said, that he barely reached the piano, following the example of his parents, he tried to capture everything he heard. When his parents discovered that he captures sounds with flawless certainty, they put him to study with Professor Eliška Kleinová.

At the age of thirteen, he "fell in love" with "old violas" and in just one year he prepared for the conservatory exam for the "modern" viola (normally, a student from the age of 5 to 8 prepares for the violin or viola.).

At the Prague Conservatory, he studied viola with professors J. Koďousek and J. Ruis, he studied composition with J. Válek, O. Semerák and J. Feld. At the same time, he studied privately with other renowned pedagogues (Z. Hůla, I. Hurník, J. Burghauser, P. Eben, I. Kurz, V. Riedlbauch). He later studied musicology at Charles University and music theory at the Music and Dance Faculty at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He received his doctorate in 1989.

His studies made it quite easy for him to learn anything by heart just by listening or reading it.
Already in the second year of studying composition, he won several prizes in a composition contest. During his studies, he composed several pieces for radio, and these were recorded by renowned artists (Miniatures for piano, Sonata for violin and piano, Rondo for flute and piano, Wind Quintet).

The piece for violin and viola received awards for composition and performance for Czech Radio, the viola part was recorded by the author himself.

His graduation quintet for harp and string quartet received an award from the Czech Fund, was recorded by radio in 1985 and became the subject of various analysis.

Already during his studies, he worked as a pianist, improviser, conductor, choirmaster, and teacher and was a regular contributor to various periodicals for many years.

Artistically, he goes by a deep knowledge of the contemporary musical techniques, which he organically combines with historical techniques thanks to his musicological education.

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