“Václav Luks (1970) fully developed his passion for early music while studying at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland, studying keyboard performance in the studios of
J.–A. Bötticher and J. B. Christensen. Among his activities there was the co-founding of the wind octet Amphion, and he played principal horn at the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.
After returning to the Czech Republic, in 2005 he transformed the ensemble Collegium 1704 into a full-time baroque orchestra, and he founded Collegium Vocale 1704. He has earned renown in the world of early music not only as an outstanding player of orchestral and chamber music on the harpsichord and French horn, but also foremost as an exceptionally conductor gifted with unerring intuition and a feel for the interpretation of the works of such old masters as J. D. Zelenka, J. S. Bach and G. F. Händel.“
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