Michal Novinski

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Michal Novinski
Birth nameMichal Ničík
Born (1971-10-04) October 4, 1971 (age 47)
Zilina, Slovak Republic
GenresFilm score, Theatre music, contemporary classical music
Occupation(s)Composer, conductor
Years active1992–present

Michal Novinski (born Michal Nicik, 1971 in Slovakia) is a music composer best known for his film scores and theatre music. He received two Czech Lion Awards for scores for the films Kooky and In the Shadow.


Novinski's career started when he was 19 with a commission from the Slovak National Theatre for a ballet The Light in the Darkness (Slovak: Svetlo v tme), directed and choreographed by Ondrej Šoth.[1] The success of this project was followed by a collaboration with the Slovak mime artist Milan Sládek. Novinski eventually worked with prestigious theaters in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary, including the National Theatre in Prague and Vígszínház Theatre in Budapest.[2]

He was awarded Czech Film and Television Academy Award Czech Lion for Best Music for the film Kooky (Czech: Kuky se vrací, 2010),[3] directed by the Oscar-winning director Jan Svěrák.[4] He also won Slovak Film and Television Academy Sun in a Net Award in 2010 for the Best Original Score for Jiří Chlumský’s film Broken Promise (Slovak: Nedodržaný sľub, 2009)[5] and in 2014 for the Best Original Score for David Ondříček's film In the Shadow (Czech: Ve stínu, 2012), together with Jan P. Muchow. In 2016 he won the FICX Award for the Best Original Score for the film The Teacher (2016) at the 54. Gijon International Film Festival, Spain.

Novinski’s recent works include original score for the critically acclaimed film In the Shadow (Czech: Ve stínu, 2012)[6][7][8] by David Ondříček, co-written with his longtime collaborator Jan P. Muchow. The film received the Czech Film Critics’ Award 2012 and Czech Golden Lion Award 2012 for the best original score, among other prizes.[9][10]




  • Ordinace v ruzové zahrade (1 episode, 2006)
  • Kriminálka Andel (2008 - 2014)
  • Mesto tieňov (City of the Shadows) (2008)


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  1. ^ Sezóna:. "Michal Novinski, Slovenské národné divadlo". Snd.sk. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
  2. ^ "Jóembert keresünk | Vígszínház". Vigszinhaz.hu. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
  3. ^ "Český lev 2010 - Výsledky - Český lev". Kinobox.cz. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
  4. ^ "Kooky: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. 2010-06-05. Archived from the original on 2013-05-09. Retrieved 2013-05-06.
  5. ^ "slnko v sieti - národné filmové ceny". Slnkovsieti.sk. Archived from the original on 2013-04-18. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
  6. ^ "In the Shadow: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. 2012-11-21. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
  7. ^ "Review: Czech Oscar Entry 'In the Shadow,' Sleek Neo-Noir and Gorgeously Old-Fashioned Policier | Thompson on Hollywood". Blogs.indiewire.com. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
  8. ^ Eddie Cockrell. "In the Shadow". Variety. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
  9. ^ "In the Shadow is best film according to Czech film critics". Cineuropa. 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
  10. ^ "In the Shadow rules the anniversary edition of Czech Lions". Cineuropa. 2013-03-04. Retrieved 2013-03-26.

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