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 Europa Cantat Permanent Music Committee . 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 Coral Cantiga (Barcelona), Cor Ciutat de Tarragona (Tarragona) and he is director of children music program called ‘Cantània’ produced by ‘Auditori Nacional de Catalunya’. He has been 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, he is often asked to be jury member of different international choir competitions and regularly gives choral conducting courses in Spain, Portugal, France and South America.