In all of my compositions, I strive to achieve one main goal: to uplift the audience and the performers. I believe that each piece of music is a living organism, which should point towards truth, beauty, and goodness. This is not to say that my work is necessarily "happy" or programmatic. Rather, in upholding a tradition of craftsmanship, I strive to convey hope and direction by making every piece the best version of itself possible—music full of integrity.
I trust performers as co-creators, artists who bring my art to life. I am just as invested in writing music that is idiomatically challenging and edifying for the performers, as I am in writing music that will communicate to audiences. In fact, I believe a composer cannot have one without the other—for if the performer's time is wasted, the performance will not communicate; and if the audience is alienated, what use is a well-rehearsed performer?
More than anything, though, it is my ardent wish to glorify God with what I write, to employ the gifts of the Creator in a creative way. Thus, it is my conviction that music provides the most powerful, spiritual method of communication available to me, and it is through this that I feel called to bring harmony into a dissonant world.
"Bohu díky," the Czech phrase meaning "Thanks be to God," can be
found at the end of all my pieces. This not only reflects my heritage,
but also my Christian faith, which I pray guides every note I write.