Czech organist and composer Irena Kosíková was
born in Prague into the intellectual family of the forbidden philosopher
Karel Kosík and literature scientist Růžena Grebeníčková, the Herder
She started her studies of organ playing with
prof. Jan Hora, together with piano lessons given by prof. Eliška
Kleinová and prof. Arnoštka Grünfeldová. Irena Kosíková studied organ
performance (prof. Jaroslava Potměšilová) and conducting (prof. Karel
Fiala) at Ježek's Conservatory. She wasn't allowed for further studies
because of political reasons. Private compositions lessons with prof.
Finally after the Velvet Revolution she was
accepted at the Janáček Academy of Music (JAMU) in Brno into the organ
class of prof. Alena Veselá and prof. Kamila Klugarová. She graduated at
the Academy of Music (HAMU) in Prague, under the guidance of prof.
Irena Kosíková is giving organ concerts. She
is now intensively composing too. Her works have been performed in Czech
Republic, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Israel, Russia,
Sweden and United Kingdom. As the Organist she is specialising in the
interpretation of organ works written by Johann Sebastian Bach: complete
performance of Organ Toccatas, Voluntaries, Leipzig Chorals, Art of the
Fugue, Organ Mass etc. For more information visit http://www.iKosik.com/ .