Tímea Hvozdíková (née Maščáková) is a composer born in Košice, Slovakia in 1998. She gained her education in composition at Košice state conservatory and Bratislava state conservatory, later moving to the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. Tímea is currently a student at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg in the class of Johannes Maria Staud. Over the past few years she has also taken part in various workshops and masterclasses such as ISA 2019 and ARCo 2021 with composers and conductors as Yann Robin, Francesco Filidei, Eva Reiter, Henry Fourès, Helena Tulve, Tristan Murail, Léo Warynski and others.
Over the past few years many of her pieces have taken part in numerous contemporary music festivals. In 2019 Tímea’s piece Nezábudka II for string orchestra and choir was selected to be premiered by Estonian philharmonic chamber choir and Tallinn chamber orchestra with conductor Kaspar Mänd at the ISCM World Music Days in Tallinn. She was also one of the laureates at the GENERACE international composition competition in 2018 and 2019 with her pieces Výkriky for violin duo and Nezábudka III for piano.
In 2020 Tímea was awarded a grant from Central European Foundation for outstanding achievements in her field. She has also been awarded a one-year stipend from Slovak Arts Council to continue her research on the effects of synaesthesia on the creative process and the subsequent perception of music in space, which will produce a cycle of twelve compositions demonstrating her findings as well as creating particular settings for the manifestation of her own synaesthetic perception. That same year, she was commissioned by Philharmonie de Paris to write a new work for Ensemble Multilatérale titled NN, premiered in Paris in April 2021. One of her other notable concert appearances is the creation of the vocal sextet Slip written for Les Métaboles, premiered in Marseille in July 2021.
Her work focuses mainly on pieces for chamber ensembles and orchestras with key elements being minimalism, experiment with proportions and reduction of musical parameters, encrypting messages into construction, form and tone material.