Lukas Cerny is a graduate of the Conservatory of Music in the Czech Republic where he studied bassoon and choral conducting. Mr. Cerny also holds the International General Certificate of Education in Music from the University of Cambridge, England. He was Associate Choir Master of the renowned children’s choir of Severacek in Liberec, Czech Republic which toured all over the world, and received many first prizes at the European International Competitions. In 1997, Lukas took a special prize in choral conducting in Preveza, Greece. He has conducted concerts in Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Holland, USA, and with the Europa Company, performed in Manaco, France.
Mr. Cerny has served on the faculty at the Queen Noor Al Hussein National Conservatory in Amman, Jordan, and performed with the NMC Symphony with whom he toured throughout the Middle East. In 2001, he moved to Fresno California to serve as Artistic Director for the Central California Children’s Choir, and in 2004, was appointed Chorus Master of the Fresno Grand Opera. In 2008, Lukas presented at the OAKE conference in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Cerny is a highly regarded presenter of East European choral music, clinician, and judge in the field of choral music.