Dan Kalousek

After graduation from general secondary school, Dan concluded his studies at the Secondary School of Performing Arts in Brno, specializing in composition and conducting. He completed orchestra conducting graduate studies at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno. In 2006-2008, he studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig and Weimar. As part of master‘a courses, he met conductors Kurt Masur, Fabio Luisi and Zsolt Nagy.

As choirmaster of Ars Brunensis Chorus, he performed in several concerts in the Czech Republic and abroad. He has worked on projects with Jiří Pavlica, the band Jablkoň and many others. He has also cooperated with formations such as Jenaer Madrigalkreis, Bohemiachor, the choir of the Summer School of Baroque Music, the Brno Academic Choir and many chamber orchestras and choirs.

He also regularly cooperates with music composer Vladimír Franz, particularly in recordings of his scenic music for leading Czech theatres, radio and television. He has recorded numerous pieces, particularly compositions of contemporary authors for the publishing houses Naxos, Vienna Modern Masters, Supraphon, Capstone records, Querstand and others.

From 2003, as guest conductor of the Brno City Theatre, he has rehearsed and conducted several music performances. Currently, he is a music director of the Brno City Theatre. He also teaches at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno.