LADISLAV KUBÍK, Professor of Composition and eminent Czechoslovakian composer, joined the FSU faculty to teach composition during the 1990-91 academic year. A native of Prague, Mr. Kubík was the recipient of many awards and prizes, including the International Rostrum of Composers UNESCO, Intervision Prize and finalist in the Prix Italia, Sudler Wind Band Composition Competition, and the New Music International Competition, Miami.
Mr. Kubík was commissioned to write numerous works, among which are a concerto for winds and percussion for Florida State University. His compositions were performed throughout the world, including major symphony orchestras and string quartets. Many of his musical creations have been released on commercial records and compact discs.
Mr. Kubík received the Diploma-Composition and the Diploma-Music Theory from the Prague Academy of Music. In 1980 the Prague Academy of Music awarded him the Aspiranture-Composition, a degree equivalent to the Ph.D. Prior to coming to FSU, Mr. Kubík taught at the Prague Conservatory, Charles University in Prague, University d'Orsay, and the University of South Florida. His compositions are published by Panton, Ltd., and distributed by Schott und Söhne.