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Simonne Draper, a member of the Czech Composers Society since 2016, is a musician and artist living in Prague with a strong connection to England due to her English family. Originally working as a human rights and media lawyer she devoted her free time to composing classical and instrumental music which she continues up till now. Her classical guitar music score called "Pieces for Guitar" was published by Editio Barenreiter in 2001. Recently, some of her compositions have received top awards in international music contests. A composition called “Finesa 2015” won the classical category of The Hollywood Songwriting Contest in 2015. The compositions “Dolorosa",“Canzonetta dell´Aqua” and “Canzonetta dell´Alba” were nominated for the best song in “The American Songwriting Awards” (classical category) in 2015 and 2016 and 2017, “Dolorosa" reached the finale of “The UK Songwriting Contest” in 2014.
Her recent projects include cooperation with Patrik Henel and David Wurczel in a guitar trio called “Klasika Guitar Band” with a repertoire of original music, and cooperation with the pianist Jiri Beranek.
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