ADRIÁN DEMOČ studied composition with Martin Smolka, František Emmert, Doina Rotaru, and Osvaldas Balakauskas in Brno (Czech Republic), Bucharest (Romania) and Vilnius (Lithuania). He also participated in courses such as Ostrava Days (2015, 2017) or Trstenice courses for composers and percussionists.
In 2010 he was the head of the jury of the music discipline at NEU/NOW Nantes festival organized by ELIA European League of Institutes of the Arts. Prizes in composition include the Leoš Janáček Prize (2008), Cellotronics (2014), Plural ensemble's competition (2016) or Czech Philharmonic competition (3rd Prize, 2018).
Adrian's music has been performed so far by musicians and ensembles such as Apartment House (UK), Manuel Zurria (IT), Françoise Rivalland (FR), Milan Pala (SK), Opera Diversa (CZ), Ostravska banda or Plural ensemble (ES) etc. in festivals in Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and USA. His compositions have been released on Pavlik records (SK), Either/Oar (US) and Entr’acte (UK). He is also an occasional improviser and writes articles on contemporary music for the Slovak magazine Hudobný život.