Lukáš Vasilek studied musicology at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague, and conducting at the Academy of Music and Drama in Prague. For eleven years, starting from 1998, he was choirmaster of the Foerster Chamber Choral Society, followed between 2005 and 2007 by an engagement as second choirmaster of the Prague National Theatre opera choir.

He became principal conductor of the Prague Philharmonic Choir in 2007. His work in this position entails the task of drawing up the concept and programme of the Prague Philharmonic Choir´s own series of choral concerts, a project whose inventive dramaturgy has earned it wide critical acclaim. Apart from preparing the choir for its own productions, he is in charge of directing its participation in large-scale opera, oratorio and cantata projects. There, he works with leading international conductors (Daniel Barenboim, Christoph Eschenbach, Manfred Honeck, Fabio Luisi, Zubin Mehta, Sir Simon Rattle and others), and orchestras (e.g., the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Czech Philharmonic, or the Staatskapelle Dresden).

 

Under Lukáš Vasilek´s artistic direction the Prague Philharmonic Choir has featured in an impressive list of recordings for major labels including Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, Sony Classical, or Supraphon. In 2010 he founded the Martinů Voices chamber ensemble with which he has focused primarily on music of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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