Ondrej Adamek first studied composition at the Conservatory in Prague, where he graduated in music and pedagogical studies, and, starting in 1997, at the Music Academy in Prague with Marek Kopelent. Since March 2000, he has been working at the Conservatoire de Paris, in Guy Reibel and Frédéric Durieux’s composition classes and Laurent Cuniot, Luis Naon, Tom Mays, and Yann Geslin’s electroacoustic music classes. He received three prizes at Génération competition between 1996 and 2000. In June-August 2000 and again in June 2001 he attends three trainings at IRCAM with the support of the Acanthes Centre. In April 2002, he receives a UNESCO grant for a residence with the contemporary dance company Gaar in Nairobi. In 2002, he is awarded prizes at the Bourges and the Métamorphoses competitions.