Miroslav Košler – Honorary Music Director

IMG_3449Miroslav Košler is a distinctive leading personality of Czech conductors’ scene. He has been working as Music Director of the Prague Mixed Choir since 1951. The choir has been subjected outstanding successes already in 23 European countries, Japan, Israel and USA under his baton.

He has been most successful at many prestigious music festivals – Prague Spring, Dresdner Musikfestspiele, Bruckner Musikfestival Linz, Hollandfestival, Bodensee Musikfestival, etc.

Among the heights of his career belongs his successful cooperation with world-famous conductors as f.i. Zubin Mehta, Ricardo Mutti, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Kent Nagano, Jiří Bělohlávek and Vladimír Válek and their interpretation of oratorios of Dvořák, Wagner, Berlioz, Mahler, Schönberg and Stravinsky.

As a respected expert Miroslav Košler is often asked to participate in juries of many international choral competitions and he also works as music director of choral courses in Pamplona and Avila. Miroslav Košler is artistic director of an international choral competition "Praga cantat" and a prestigious Prague opera and symphonic festival "Prague Winter".

Since 1993 Miroslav Košler works as professor of choral conducting at Prague Conservatory and also at Pedagogical Faculty of Charles University in Prague. He works as permanent guest choirmaster of Prague Philharmonic Choir.