Tímea Hvozdíková (née Maščáková) is a composer born in Košice, Slovakia in 1998. She gained her education in composition at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and Universität Mozarteum Salzburg in the class of Johannes Maria Staud.
Tímea has twice been a winner of a brilliance grant from Central European Foundation for outstanding academic achievements and a recepient of research stipends from Slovak Arts Council to continue her research on the effects of synaesthesia on her creative process and subsequent perception of music in space. She was also one of the laureates of the GENERACE international composition competition two years in a row.
Her music has been performed within festivals and concert events around Europe such as ISCM World Music Days in Tallinn, Time of Music Viitasaari, Nouvelle Vague in Philharmonie de Paris most notably by Ensemble Linea, NAMES Ensemble, Ensemble Multilatérale, Les Métaboles, Cantando Admont and others.
“I like kindness and black tea. I like to push myself to the edge and be fragile with people. And this is precisely what I’m looking for in my craft – to create music as an object inhabiting and shaping space, coming to life through the raw vulnerability of being dependent on and connected with the bodies I create music with. No poetry, no higher purpose, just humanity, imperfection, serendipity, existence.”