He graduated from the Prague Academy of Music, receiving his Master's Degree in 1970 and the title "Aspirante", a degree considered equivalent to the Doctor of Musical Arts. He has previously taught at the Prague Conservatory, Charles University in Prague, and the University of South Florida. He has served as Professor of Composition at the Florida State University College of Music in Tallahassee since the 1990-91 academic year.
Prizes and honors
- Resident at the American Academy in Rome.
- UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers Prize in Paris for Lament of a Warrior’s Wife (1974)
- UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers Prize in Paris for Concerto No.1 for Piano and Orchestra (1978) 
- Intervision Prize
- 1st Prize in the International Franz Kafka Composition Competition for Der Weg (1993)
- 1st Prize in the U.S. NACWPI Composition Contest for Two Episodes for Bass Clarinet, Piano, and Percussion (1995)
- Florida Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship (1998, 2005)
- John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (2010) 
The Ladislav Kubik International Prize in Composition
This competition is held biennially under the sponsorship of Florida State University and awarded in conjunction with the same institution's Festival of New Music. A cash prize of $2000 is awarded to the winner.
- The Ladislav Kubik International Prize in Composition
- Ladislav Kubík official site
- Ladislav Kubik page at Florida State University College of Music site
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