Contemporary Czech composer (born 1968); author of oratorios St. Zdislava (2002), Gnomes from the Krinice Valley (1993), Missa solemnis (1986), Missa brevis Es dur (1987), Missa brevis Fis dur (1989) etc. (Contribution by <valekelgar.cz>.)
Milos Bok was born on the 16th of January 1968 in Prague. Because of his exceptional talent, he was accepted at the age of twelve by the Prague’s Conservatoire. He has graduated in piano playing in 1988 under Jaromír Kříž and, after that, he has become prof. Josefa Páleníček’s last student at Prague’s AMU whith whom he has studied until Páleníček’s death (1991). He has won six prizes in several national and international competitions. Ever since his childhood, he has felt an irresistible need to compose and to conduct. After his fisrt unfinished attempts (a piano concerto and a symphony), he has composed his first important work, the Missa Solemnis (1986), and, shortly after, the Missa Brevis in E flat major (1987). Both works have been performed many times by the author and have gained an unexpected success. His other works are the Missa Brevis in F sharp major (1988) which have been created pat the same time as the oratorio The Gnomes from the Valley of Křinice (acomplished and performed by the author in 1993). He has performed this last work with great success in Prague’s Rudolfinum concert hall on the occasion of his graduating in conducting at Prague’s Conservatoire (1991–3) under prof. Mario Klemens. In 1994–2001, he has composed the oratorio Saint Zdislava from which several extracts have been performed. The author has the intention to create another oratorio, called The Apocalypse in Kamenická stráň which would end his oratorio trilogy.