List of Works 

Opera

“Jane Eyre” with text and inspiration taken from Charlotte Bronte’s novel by the same name

 

"Memento Mori" Commissioned by Czech TV Prague, winner of the Jacobs-Suchard Prize at the International Music Competition in 1989

Orchestra

“Mont Blanc Symphony” for orchestra (2014)
Written by five international composers and performed in each of their home cities 
*Commissioned by European Union ONE 
*Juraj Filas wrote “The Highest Cathedral"


“Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra” (2013)
Premiered at Church of Sts. Simon and Jude, Prague and performed by FOK Symphony Orchestra
“The Accomplished Genesis” Symphony No. 3 (2009) 
Premiered in Rudolfinum, Prague and performed by the Czech Philharmonic 


“Copernicus” for brass quintet and wind orchestra (2009)
Premiered and commissioned by University of Nebraska, performed a year later at Prague Castle 


“Concerto for Tuba and Wind Orchestra” (2006) 
Premiered at the Royal Academy of Music, Glasgow
*Performed and commissioned by soloist James Gourlay


“Trebbia” a symphonic overture for orchestra (2006)
Premiered at Smetana Hall, Prague
*Commissioned by Prague Galleria Miro

 

“There Was a Pathway” for Strings Brass,Organ and Timpani (2010)
Conducted by James Conlon, premiered at Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena, California
*Commissioned by Berg Orchestra 

 

“La Vampa dell’ Amore” Symphony No. 2 (1986)
Premiered at Rudolfinum in Prague
*1st prize – Czech Ministry of Culture Competition 1986
*Commissioned by the Czech Music Foundation 

 

“Second Chamber Symphony” (1986)
Premiered in Rudolfinum
*Commissioned and performed by PKO

 

“L‘ultimo Cavaliere” symphonic ouverture (1995)
Premiered in Karlsbad 
*Commissioned by Karlsbad Orchestra 

 

“Symphonie nach Mass” (1995)
Premiered at the 100th anniversary of their orchestra 
*Commissioned by Cham Orchestra, Switzerland 

 

“Hommage á Dvořák” new world fantasy (1991)
Premiered at the Prague Spring Festival 
*Commissioned by PKO

 

“Popolosa” symphonic overture (1988)
Premiered in Charkov, Ukraine 
Dedicated to the victims who died in the 1988 Armenian Earthquake
*Commissioned by the Czech Music Foundation

 

“Chamber Symphony No. 2” (1985)
Played at Rudolfinum 
*Commissioned by PKO 

 

“Le Feste Amorose” symphony No. 1 (1984)
Premiered at Smetana Hall, Municipal House
Performed by the National Theatre Orchestra 
*Commissioned by Slovak Radio, Bratislava 

 

“Chamber Symphony No. 1” (1982)
Premiered at Smetana Hall, Municipal House 
Played by FOK Orchestra 
*Commissioned by the Czech Music Foundation 

 

“Palpito” symphonic drama (1981)
Premiered at Smetana Hall, Municipal House, Prague 
Performed by FOK Symphonic Orchestra
Thesis graduating piece 

Chamber Music

“Gepard” for piano, violin, and cello (2018) 
Premiered at Nelahozevec Castle, CZ and subsequently in Gifu, Japan, at Salamanca Hall 
*Performed by the group “Czech trio”, Gifu, Japan Salamanca Hall
*Played by the Czech Brass Band 


“Chiaroscuro” for violin, clarinet, and piano (2017)
Premiered at Wolfsburg Castle, Germany
*Commissioned by Trio Clavio, Prague


“Kuks-Hexen-Aria” for piccolo, trumpet and organ (2017)
Premiered and commissioned by Kuks Festival 


“Elegy” for two violins (2015) 
Premiered at Cathedral of St. Lawrence, Prague 


“It’s Beautiful to Live” a septet for three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, and timpani (2015)
 Premiered at Dvorak Hall, Rudolfinum


Sweet Bitterness” Sonata No.2  for trumpet and piano (2014)
Premiered for Prague Radio  
*Commissioned by Concertino Praga


“Smiles and Tears” a sonata for two clarinets and piano (2012)
Premiered at Cathedral of St. Lawrence, Prague 
*Dedicated to the late composer Karel Svoboda

“String Quartet No.2” (2009)

Premiered in Italy


“Nocturne” for bassoon and piano (2008) 
Premiered and commissioned by the Prague Spring Competition 

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“Panta rhei” a trio-sonata for trumpet, trombone and piano (2007) 
 Premiered at Dartington International Festival
*Commissioned by Dartington International Summer School


“Moon Dark Sonata” Piano Sonata No. 2 (2007) 
 Premiered at Dayle Conservatory for the Blind, Prague 
Performed at Carnegie Hall by Silvia Hess and Daniel Wiesner 


“De Profundis” a sonata for trombone and organ (2006)
*Premiered at St. Ignatius of Loyola Church in NY
*Performed by Joe Alessi and Kent Tritle
Commissioned by Harmony Foundation


“A Little Slovak Rhapsody" for clarinet and piano (2010)
Performed in Carnegie Hall by Balázs Rumy
*Commissioned by Prague Spring International Festival 

 

“Concerto for French Horn and Wind Orchestra” (2005)
*Commissioned and played by Gliss Orchestra, Switzerland 


“Appassionata” sonata for piccolo trumpet and organ (2004)
Premiered at Beethoven Fest in Bonn, Germany 
*Commissioned by Otto Sauter


“Adagio” for piccolo trumpet and piano or organ (2004)
Premiered at Beethovenfest Bonn
*Commissioned by Otto Sauter 


“Les Adieux” Romance for violin and piano (2003)
Premiered at the Embassy of the C.Z. in Washington D.C., performed by Ivan Zenaty
Recorded by Cesky Rozhlas (Czech Radio) 


“Piano Quintet” for oboe, english horn, tenor oboe, bassoon, and piano (2003)
Premiered in Cesky Krumlov Castle 
Played at Zurich Tonhalle  (sp.?)
*Commissioned by Henri Leuzinger of the Zurcher Oboen Quartet 


“Hommagio á Verdi” woodwind quintet (2003)
Premiered in St. Lawrence Cathedral, Prague 
*Played and commissioned by Quintetto dae Secondi Ensemble from St. Gallen, Switzerland

 
“Celli, Dolci Celli” Sonata for 10 violoncellos and 2 contra basses (2003)
Premiered at Rudolfinum, Dvorak Hall 
*Commissioned by the Low Strings of the Czech Philharmonic 


“The Fiery Angel" for Wind Orchestra (2002)
*Commissioned by Cham Orchestra, Switzerland
On the 1st anniversary of 9/11,  in memory of the firemen and policemen who passed away
*Played by the Orchestra of the Castle Guard and Police Prague 
*Performed in Carnegie 


“A Very Short Love Story" romance for trumpet and piano (2002)
*Commissioned by and premiered at Prague Spring International Competition 


“Liebe gute Freiheit” quartet for oboe, english horn, tenor oboe, bassoon (2001)
Premiered at Castle Jindřichův Hradec 
*Commissioned by Henri Leuzinger of the Zurcher Oboen Quartet 


“Trio d´Amoure" piano trio in the romantic style (1999)
Premiered in Pelham, New York  
Performed by members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

*Commissioned by Hubert Wiesenmaier 


“Satans Opfern” trombone quartet (1999)
Premiered in Bern Concert Hall, Switzerland 
*Commissioned by Slokar Quartet 


“Portrait of the Time" Trio for oboe, french horn, and piano (1998)
Premiered at St.Lawrence Cathedral of Prague  
*Commissioned and published by Edition BIM, Switzerland 


“At the End of the Century” sonata for Trombone and piano (1996)
*Performed three times at Lincoln Center 
Written for Joe Alessi 


“No comment” Quintet for 2 trumpets, french horn, trombone, and tuba (1995)
Premiered in Auditorio Nacional de Madrid
*Commissioned by Edition BIM for the Spanish Brass Luur Metal group 


“The Last Slavic Dance" for wind orchestra (1995)
Premiered and commissioned by Winterthur Festival, Switzerland 


“Contrasti” Sonata for bass clarinet and harp (1994)
Premiered at Liechtenstein Palace
*Commissioned by Harmonia Society 


“Sonata for Tuba and Piano” (1992)
Premiered at the City of Basel Music Academy, Switzerland 


“Trio” for oboe, english horn, and bassoon (1992) 
Premiered in Bucharest, Romania
*Commissioned by Silberman Trio from Saint. Galen, Switzerland 


“La Cadenza“ for wind orchestra (1990)
Premiered in Cham, Switzerland 
*Commissioned by Cham Wind Orchestra 


“Fresca” Sonata for organ (1989)
Premiered at Gewandhaus, Dresden, Germany 
*Commissioned by organist Ales Barta 


“In Memoriam” sonata No. 2 for viola and piano (1988)
Premiered at Atrium Concert Hall, Prague 
*Recorded by Český Rozhlas (Czech Radio)
*Commissioned by the String Quartet Festival of Prague 


“Sonata for Harp” (1986)
Premiered at the 4th International Harp Congress in Vienna
*1st Prize – Contemporary Music Category 
Premiered in Dvorak Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague 


“Sonata Hélios” for violin and piano (1983)
*Played by Ivan Zenaty, premiered at Organ Hall of HAMU 
*Commissioned by the Czech Music Foundation 


“Sonata Amorosa” sonata for Piano (1981)
Premiered in Rudolfinum, Dvorak Hall 
*Commissioned by the Czech Music Foundation 

 

 

Concert

“Don Quixote or a Self-Portrait” for tenor trombone and orchestra (2005)
Performed at Basil Concert Hall, Switzerland 
Written for trombonist Joe Alessi


“The Lost Illusions” romance concertante for bass trombone and Orchestra (2003)
Commissioned and premiered by the International Competition of Guebwiller, France


"Concert for Eufónium and Symphonic Orchestra" (2002)
Commissioned by and premiered at the International Competition of Guebwiller, France


“Concerto for Piccolo Trumpet and Orchestra” (2002)
Premiered in Bonn, Germany at the Beethoven Fest
*Commissioned by trumpetist Otto Sauter  


“Ora Pro Nobis” fantasy concertante for english horn and orchestra (2000)
Premiered at Liechtenstein Palace 
*Commissioned by oboist Michel Rosset


“Salamandra immortale" double concerto for violin, cello, and strings (1996)
Premiered at Liechtenstein Palace 

*Commissioned by Virtuosi di Praga 

Vocal

“Swan Song” for soprano and string orchestra (2017)
With text taken from the sonnets of Petrarch
Premiered in Kolin Synagogue, CZ 
*Commissioned by Atlantis String Orchestra


“Vyznania básnika” Song Cycle, 4 songs for baritone and piano (2016) 
With text taken from the poems of Vojtech Mihálik
Premiered at the Prague Spring Festival 


“Nightingale from Heaven” for mixed choir and organ (2016)
Premiered at and commissioned by the Cathedral of Dvur Kralove 


“The Wisdom of the Old Man” for mixed choir, violin, and organ (2015)
Premiered at the Cathedral of St. John Divine in New York 
*Conducted by Kent Tritle
*In memory of the victims of Terezin and composer Rudolf Karel who perished there


“Time Flies, Gentlemen” for two sopranos, violin, and piano (2013)
Premiered at Humpolec Concert Hall, CZ 


“Missa propter Gloriam aeternam Tuam” for soprano solo, mixed choir, flute, organ, and timpani (2015)
Premiered at and commissioned by St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague, for St. Vaclav


“Song of Solomon” for soprano, tenor, mixed choir, and orchestra (2013)
Premiered at Carnegie Hall and performed by the Oratorio Society of New York
*Conducted by Kent Tritle, 2013
*Commissioned by Oratorio Society of New York 


“Requiem- Oratio Spei (Prayer of Hope)” for soloists, choir, and orchestra (2011)
Dedicated to the victims of terrorism
*Commissioned by Hubert Wiesenmaier 
*On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, performed at St. Ignatius of Loyola Church in NY
*In 2015 performed at Carnegie Hall by the Oratorio Society of New York 


“Svět Polituj” for soprano, violin, and guitar (2011)
Premiered at Atrium Concert Hall, Prague
With text taken from sonnets of William Shakespeare
*Commissioned by Duo Terez for the 400th anniversary marking the death of Shakespeare 


“Regina Coeli” for child voice (2004)
Performed at the unveiling of the organ in Humpolec Church, CZ 
*Commissioned by Harmony Foundation 


“La canzone dell´ultimo Addio" chamber cantata (1993)
Premiered at Liechtenstein Palace, Prague 
*Commissioned by the Prague Madrigal Singers


“The Last Dream of the Old Oak” lyric cantata (1988)
Premiered in Rudolfinum, Prague
*Commissioned by the Czech Music Foundation 
*Libretto inspired by the story of Hans Christian Andersen 


“Lauretti, altre Canzone amorose” chamber cantata (1986)
Premiered at the National Museum, Prague
*Commissioned by the Prague Madrigal Singers


“La canzone dell‘ Amore” vocal dramma (1985)
Premiered in Smetana Hall, Municipal House, Prague
*Commissioned by the Czech Music Foundation 


“The Bloody Te Deum" A vocal dramma for soprano solo, mixed choir, synthesizer, tape and orchestra (1985)
Premiered at Dvorak Hall, Rudolfinum 
*Commissioned by the Czech Philharmonic 


“A Spring Song” cantata for Choir and Piano (1985)
Premiered at Kosice State Philharmonic 
*Commissioned by Collegium Technicum, Kosice 

 

Piano “Romantic Pieces for the Salon” 
 

"My New Hope” a romance for piano (2015) 
 Commissioned by Harmony Foundation, premiered in H.F. headquarters  

“Rondo For You” a romance for piano (2015) 
 Commissioned by Harmony Foundation, premiered in H.F. headquarters 

“Romance” for violin and piano (2018)
 Commissioned by Harmony Foundation, premiered in H.F. headquarters 
*Played by Ivan Zenaty and the author