Samuel Hvozdík (*1993) studied organ and composition in Košice and Bratislava (organ with Klement Rečlo and Peter Reiffers, composition with Norbert Bodnár and Lucia Papanetzová). His music is regularly played at festivals in Slovakia and abroad. In 2017 was his composition Regerna Symbio Irbis chosen by Ensemble Modern for IEMA final concerts. He attended multiple workshops with composers and players such as Kaija Saariaho, Tristan Murail, Helena Tulve, Tosiya Suzuki, Zsolt Nagy, Andrius Arutiunian, Robert Rudolf, Marián Lejava and others. In 2013 he won 1st prize in Slovak conservatories composition competition and in 2019 2nd prize in International compositon competition Generace. In 2019 his composition Torus chosen for ISCM 2020 festival in New Zealand.