|Milan Uheurek was born in1925 in Bzenec na Morava, a village in the Czech Republic. He studied music, philosophy and Czech language at Masaryk University in Brno, and music composition and piano at the Brno Music Conservatory. For many years, Milan worked as the director and choir conductor of the Liberec opera company, and wrote music for the needs of the theater.
In 1958, he and his wife, Jiri ina, founded the children's choir in Liberec, which grew into one of the most excellent choir schools in the Czech Republic. Milan Uherek has contributed greatly to the choral repertoire for children through his original works and arrangements for children's choir of all levels.
Severacek has an internationally known reputation for the highest excellence in choral music and performance having won awards in choral competitions and has toured extensively throughout the years in most European countries. More recently, tours have included the USA, Jordan and Syria. Serving as teacher, accompanist, and composer of the Severacek's choir literature has been his life. Since 2000, he has turned over the care and direction of Severacek to new directors, the Palka's, Petr and Sylvie. He remains beloved to the choir and assists them whenever called upon as coach, composer-arranger, and friend!