He has been the Principal Conductor of the Prague Philharmonic Choir since 2007.
With the choir>
He prepares the choir for its own choral concerts as well as large-scale orchestral and operatic projects at which he collaborates with leading conductors, such as Daniel Barenboim, Jiří Bělohlávek, Christoph Eschenbach, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Manfred Honeck, Nicola Luisotti, Ion Marin, Zubin Mehta, Ingo Metzmacher, Valery Polyansky, Carlo Rizzi, Ulf Schirmer and Massimo Zanetti; and with the world’s top orchestras, e. g. the Berlin Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Berlin, Staatskapelle Dresden and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. With the Prague Philharmonic Choir he has made a number of acclaimed recordings, among them several numbers for Anna Netrebko’s album Souvenirs (Deutsche Grammophon, 2008), series of major choral works for the Czech Radio, and of opera and operetta choruses for the West German Radio and the Bavarian Radio.
Further artistic work>
In 2010 Lukáš Vasilek established the chamber choir Martinů Voices with the aim of concentrating on interpretation of contemporary choral music. At the same time, he put together a professional vocal jazz ensemble and collaborated with Bobby McFerrin during his tour of the Czech Republic. He also works regularly as a conductor of several Czech orchestras – the Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra, South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic, Pilsen Philharmonic and the North Bohemian Philharmonic Orchestra in Teplice.
From the Curriculum Vitae>
Lukáš Vasilek studied conducting at the Prague Academy of Music and music theory at Charles University in Prague. From 1998–2009 he led the Foerster Chamber Choir at more than 150 concerts at home and abroad, realized two recordings and won the first prize at the prestigious choral competitions in Klaipeda (2003) and Vienna (2006); for his achievements with this ensemble he received the Junior Choirmaster Award from the Czech Choral Union in 2005. During this period he was also the second choirmaster of Prague’s National Theatre opera company where he was involved in several productions (Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito, Smetana’s The Kiss, Donizetti’s Don Pasquale and Veidl’s Die Kleinstädter among others).