JOSEF KLUSOÑ

Rendezvous: Final Concert: String Quartets and Computer-Music Desginer Workshops, June 29

Josef Kluson was born in the Czech Republic. He studied viola at the Prague Conservatory and then at the Prague Academy of the Arts (HAMU), notably with Josef Kodousek, viola player for the Vlach Quartet. During his studies, Josef Kluson won a number of awards for his viola playing and as a chamber musician. In 1972, he founded the Pražák Quartet with cellist Josef Pražák and violinist Vacláv Remeš. The quartet has performed worldwide.

In addition to his activities with the Pražák Quartet, Josef Kluson frequently performs as a soloist and teaches master classes in several countries. Recently, he has taught during the Schleswig-Holstein festival in Germany, the Pablo Casals festival in France, and the summer academy ISA at the University of Vienna. He is regularly invited as a jury member in major international string quartet competitions. Josef Kluson has recorded numerous albums, for the Czech radio and for the label Praga Digitals (distributed by Harmonia Mundi). His recordings of sonatas by Brahms, Reger, and Martinu are particularly remarkable.

Josef Kluso © Guy Vivien

Josef Kluso © Guy Vivien