About Václav Luks
The founder of the Prague baroque orchestra Collegium 1704 and of the vocal ensemble Collegium Vocale 1704. After returning from his studies from abroad in 2005, he transformed Collegium 1704 from a chamber music ensemble that had already existed when he was a conservatory student (since 1991) into a Baroque orchestra, and he founded Collegium Vocale 1704. The immediate impetus for their founding was a project initiated by Václav Luks titled Bach – Prague – 2005 presenting the major vocal works by J. S. Bach. Besides working intensively with Collegium 1704, he also collaborates with other renowned ensembles, such as La Cetra Barockorchester Basel and the Dresdner Kammerchor.