czech german   conductor - composer - flautist

MgA. Radek Dockal, DIS. (1966) has completed studies at Brno’s Conservatory and JAMU (Janacek’s Academy of Musical and Dramatic Arts) in Brno where he specialized in conducting and flute playing. He also completed interpretation courses with Professor Helmuth Rilling in West Germany. In the years of 1986 – 1990 he worked as a choirmaster of the mixed choir named Dvorak with Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic in Zlin. In 1987, he founded the music ensemble known as Telemann Baroque Collegium, later also Trio 1681, Duo 415, Collegium da Camera and Chorus ad Hoc. He also participated in many recordings and international tours  with the ensembles mentioned above. His engagement in composing led him to close cooperation with the Moravian Madrigalists whose repertoire includes his piece Et caritas. Since 1991 to 2001 he worked as a pedagogue at the Church Conservatory of Music in Kromeriz. He co-operates with the Czech Radio and the Czech Television, engages in film music and is often invited to serve as a judge in many music competitions. His work also involves research of old musical manuscripts and regular cooperation with symphonic orchestras, both as a conductor and a soloist. He has also written several collections of poems which have not been published yet.

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