- Western classical music
Lukáš Hurník (b. 1967 in Prague) is a Czech composer. He graduated from Charles University with a degree in Music Studies. He learned to compose from his father, composer Ilja Hurník. He works as director manager of Czech Radio 3 - Vltava. In 1990 his composition entitled Hot-Suite for piano duo won first prize at the Piano Duo Association of Japan contest. His compositions have been awarded a number of honors at Czech and international competitions. A strong rhythm and melody and polyphonic voice parts are typical of Hurník's synthesis. He has written a "Toccata and Prelude" for orchestra, which is designed to be played as an introduction to the Violin Concerto in E minor by Felix Mendelssohn, with the concerto commencing without a break.