Tatiana Mikova is a czech contemporary film music and classical music composer and orchestrator living in London. She is a relative of composer Zbysek Bittmar.
Tatiana is classically trained composer, who studied 15 years with Milan Jira (Prague Conservatory), Jonathan Darnborough (Oxford University, OUDCE), and she is currently studying Postgraduate course MMUS Composition for Film and TV at London College of Music.
Since 2003, Tatiana has been involved in the film industry. After her opportunity to score John Friedel’s independent feature film Treasure of Anna Hawkins and short crime The Final Straw, she started working for major film productions in the Czech Republic in 2008. She created orchestral arrangement for F.A. Brabec’s feature romance May and 3D feature film musical Magical Duvet. Tatiana collaborated with renowned film director Juraj Jakubisko on his large historical drama Bathory (with Anna Friel and Franco Nero) as a composer and orchestrator. She has also worked with famous director Jiri Svoboda, for whom she scored period horror The Forest of Dead and period drama Incorrigible. Tatiana is best known for her film music to the highly successful and awarded feature trilogy and TV series: Trabant Goes to Africa, Trabant on the Silk Road, Trabant vs. South America/Trabant at The End of The World, where she combined various music styles with symphony orchestra.
Tatiana composes film music in a wide range of instrumentation, and her composition style could be described as mainly orchestral or in combination with electronic sound or world that creates her characteristic composer’s voice.
Besides film scoring Tatiana has been composing classical concert music, both orchestral and chamber. She was influenced by classical music composers such as Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Dvorak, Lutoslawski, Kilar and mainly film composers such as Bernard Hermann, Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, John Barry, James Horner and Ennio Morricone.
Tatiana cooperates with The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conductors Adam Klemens, Leos Svarovsky and Jan Chalupecky. Tatiana’s chamber work Overture, has been premiered by Minnesota Sinfonia/USA and TV broadcast. Her two compositions for nonet performed by famous ensemble The Czech Nonet have been radio-broadcast by American Public Media, as a part of the most-listened-to classical music radio program Performance Today, and also broadcast by other radio stations worldwide.