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(* 7.6.1954 Brno)

Czech contemporary composer and pedagogue

He studied at Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno with Ctirad Kohoutek. Already during his studies he created attractive compositions: i.e. Swanova píseň (Swan Song for oboe and piano, 1974), Let vodník ptáků (The Flights of Water Birds for string orchestra, organ and percussion, 1974) or violin composition Pták Phoenix (Bird Phoenix, 1975). He taught at the Music and Dance School and at the Pedagogic Faculty of Brno University. Košut is interesting in plastic arts, literature and history. He wrote the i.e. t a cycle for piano Svět Jana Zrzavého (the World of Jan Zrzavý,1979) or successful symphonic composition Jan Santini Aichel (1979), a musical apotheosis of the great baroque architect. He also composes for electronic media: The Cathedral of Coventry (1984), opera Valérie (1991), television ballet Mimikry (Mimicries, 1992) or opera Ifigénie (1996, premiered in Brno 2001). He composes also music for film.