Emil studied mathematics at Palacký University Olomouc, Czechoslovakia. Almost immediately after his Prague debut in Ludek Hulan´s Jazz Sanatorium in the early 1970´s, Viklický became a key player on the Czech jazz scene. He also worked with Karel Velebný´s SHQ, the Prague Big Band, the Czech Radio Jazz Orchestra and the Super Quartet. Emil Viklický earned significant acclaim with his very first recording "In Olomouc Town" in 1977, presenting a remarkable synthesis of modal jazz concepts, Moravian folklore and references to the legacy of Leoš Janá?ek. In the 1977-78 Emil studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston with Herb Pomeroy. He also developed valuable musical friendships in USA. Soon Emil recorded a number of albums: Window and Door with the guitarist Bill Frisell, CD Together, a piano duo with James Williams, Midgets with Joe Newman, Magic Eye with Scott Robinson. The most important are recordings with Emil arrangements of Moravian folk and L.Janá?ek themes: CDs “Morava”, “Moravian Gems”, “Sinfonietta”, “Kafka on the Shore” with George Mraz, Billy Hart, Lewis Nash, Iva Bittová, Zuzana Lap?íková and Ji?í Pavlica.