He graduated from Charles University with a degree in Music Studies.
He works as director manager of Czechoslovakian Radio 3 - Vltava. His compositions have been awarded a number of honors at Czechoslovakian and international competitions. A strong rhythm and melody and polyphonic voice parts are typical of Hurník"s synthesis.
He has written a "Toccata and Prelude" for orchestra, which is designed to be played as an introduction to the Violin Concerto in East minor by Felix Mendelssohn, with the concerto commencing without a break.