Josep Prats was born in Barcelona in 1953. He studied singing, musicology, harmony, counterpoint, fugue... at Badalona and Barcelona conservatories, and conducting with A. Ros Marbà. He has been pupile in choral conducting of Jordi Casas, Erwin List, Laszlo Heltay, Pierre Cao and others.
He has been chairman of the Catalan Federation of Choirs’s Music Committee (FCEC), and member of the Permanent Music Committee Europa Cantat. He has taught Choral Singing and Chamber Music in the ‘Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu’ and ‘Institut del Teatre’. At present he is conducting Cor Ciutat de Tarragona (Tarragona) and he is director of children music program called ‘Cantània’ produced by ‘Auditori Nacional de Catalunya’. He has been first Guest Conductor of the Spanish Radio and Television Choir (RTVE); very often he conducts everywhere different profesional and amateur choirs as a guest.
He has been invited to conduct by different national and international choir festivals (Spain, France, Belgium, England, Argentina, Chile, German, Portugal, Austria, Brasil) and in the lasts festivals of Europa Cantat – Linz, Nevers and Barcelona-. He is often asked to be jury member of different international choir competitions (Tolosa, Riva del Garda, Maasmechelen, Des Moines, Trelew, Amiens...) and regularly gives choral conducting courses in Spain, Portugal, France and South America. He has been music director of different courses and festivals (Cursos Internacionals de Música de Lleida, Setmana Cantant de Tarragona...), and for the next future he will conduct in Perú,, Argentina, and Brasil