- Miroslav Pudlák
(b Prague, July 11, 1963; d Prague, Aug 1, 1994). Czech composer. She studied composition with Ilja Hurník and Svatopluk Havelka at the Prague Conservatory and at the Academy of Performing Arts. She graduated in 1993 with her Piano Concerto, playing the solo part in the first performance. In 1990 she studied with Donatoni in Siena, and in 1993 she attended the Congress of Women Composers in Heidelberg. She wrote about 40 works, many of them for piano, including a Sonata for piano duet (1985) composed and published while she was still a student, which was widely performed by the Czech duo of Helena and Radomír Melmuka. Apart from pieces written specifically for children, her music is dramatic and expressionistic.