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Lukáš Janata


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January – april 2024
The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation residency; taos, new mexico, usa

Away from performances, I will be working on numerous new projects at the graciously granted Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Artist Residency from January 23 through April 16 in Taos, New Mexico.

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May 2024
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the arts Residency; Nebraska City, Nebraska, USA

Composer Residency for scheduled projects graciously granted and sponsored by the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.

May 18-19, 2024, Church of the Holy Apostles, New York City

The world premiere performances of a new cantata But Love Is Stronger (2023), for mixed choir, countertenor, narrator, clarinet, string quintet, and percussion; commissioned by the Chorus America award-winning Cantori New York and its ASCAP winning Music Director, Mark Shapiro.

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Cantori New York - YouTube

Cantori New York

May 19, 2024, Sankta Maria kyrka, Helsingborg, Sweden

The world premiere of a new work for TTBB written for Swedish male ensemble Profundo and its Artistic Director, Ragnar Bohlin.

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June 9, 2024, TBA, San Francisco

The world premiere of a new commission by 2LOW Cello-Double Bass Duo consisting of San Francisco Symphony players and soloists, Amos Yang and Charles Chandler.

More info TBA.

Gold Coast Chamber Players announce virtual concerts for 2021

June 19 – August 18, 2024, Aspen, Colorado

I was granted The Susan and Ford Schumann Fellowship to work with Christopher Theofanidis and Missy Mazzoli this summer on various projects at the renowned Aspen Music Festival. Away, tucked in a new musical community in the Colorado’s Rocky Mountains:-)


July 22-27, 2024, Mizzou International Composer Festival, Columbia, MO

The Alarm Will Sound ensemble-in-residence will premiere eight new works by selected resident composers for the MICF 2024 featuring distinguished guest composers George Lewis and Mary Kouyoumdjian.

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September 20, 2024, Regional research library, Liberec, CZ

Production of “Talks” violin concerto for Daniel Matejča as part of the international Lípa Musica Festival with Alena Hron as a conductor and the Prague Conservatoire Chamber Orchestra. Daniel Matejča, solo.

More info soon.

Daniel Matejča – oficiální web

Festival Lípa Musica představuje program, začne v září | Obecné informace | Liberecký kraj

October 12, 2024  |  15:00 CET, Atrium Žižkov, Prague, CZ

Czech premiere of “Lamentations” a collaborative solo guitar project with the guitarist Jan Stránský, and the visual artist Karolína Trhoňová, as part of the Atrium Žižkov concert series. Interactive audience participation.

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Hudba o Třetí: Jan Stránský - Atrium na Žižkově

Karolína Trhoňová - United Kingdom | Professional Profile | LinkedIn

More about Karolína’s work.

November 2024
VICC Residency; Visby, Gotland, Sweden

Developing upcoming projects at the granted VICC residency through the International Society for Contemporary Music & Visby International Centre for Composers in Visby, Sweden.

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December 2024
Debut w/ the Janáček Philharmonic

Info TBA

July 24-29, 2025, New York City

What a delight to be selected as a Fellow for the 2025 DeGaetano Composition Institute, a six-month mentorship program with Augusta Read Thomas, curated by the distinguished New York ensemble Orchestra Of St. Luke’s culminating in a new orchestral work for OSL.


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My vision.

My creative journey encompasses three key facets: creating, performing, and educating. Through creating, I aim to initiate projects that transcend traditional musical boundaries, aiming to engage communities in meaningful ways. This process underscores the symbiotic relationship between creation and the audience. Performance magnifies and completes a composition’s essence, becoming a bridge connecting artistic intent with the audience’s experience, turning musical works into conversations. Ultimately, education is grounded in curiosity and humility. Sharing insights shapes growth and mentorship. Guiding emerging artists fosters mutual learning, extending the vibrancy of the artistic ecosystem.

Through my work, I’ve come to believe that effective communication emerges when the composer, performer, and listener form a connection—a magical triangle. This metamorphosis concerts into unforgettable moments – from auditory events to multidimensional experiences; a conduit for emotions, stories, and ideas.

As is clear from the above, the pillars of creating, performing, and educating are foundational to my approach. These facets guide me toward using music not just as an art form but as a catalyst for fostering empathy and understanding. At present, it is clear that music has unique impact on our brainwaves. My inclination towards the intersection of music and neuroscience stems from a deep-seated curiosity about how music can influence emotions and cognitive processes. I’m drawn to exploring how a creative manipulation of sound can impact a listener’s brain, potentially unlocking new pathways to empathetic thinking. This interest is not just academic; it’s a practical extension of my belief in music’s power to connect and transform through a powerful tool of artistic expression: clarity.

As I further this exploration in collaboration with neuroscience, my aim is to weave these insights back into my creative process, enriching the way I create, perform, and educate. This journey isn’t just about producing music; it’s about pioneering creative approaches to empathy, understanding what truly makes music the universal language in order to foster deeper human cross-cultural connections.

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Know Me.

Native to the Czech Republic, I came to the United States to gain divergent perspectives that have been formidable in my artistic path. Absorbing, reflecting, rejecting, and synthesizing antithetical visions with my cultural heritage and background gave me the unique opportunity of a 21st-century composer to mold all these perceptions into my very own compositional language. Czech music perhaps belongs to the most valuable export articles in the Czech Republic, and I wish to continue this remarkable legacy in the world. Evidently, it touches audiences all over the globe. Educating and performing is a no less critical curriculum of my artistic life that has formed the musician I am now. See my bio to learn more about me. If you wish to support these endeavors, consider becoming my Patreon.


Be my Patreon. If you like my work and wish to support me, monthly donations through Patreon will help me stay focused and thrive. It is also an excellent revitalized concept of patronage through which many artists of the past have been able to sustain their creative work.

Music & scores.

Yes, this website is mostly about music. So, welcome, and feel free to explore the portfolio of my select works. On my website, you also have access to browse through some of my scores. Should you like to obtain a score, please do not hesitate to contact me.


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Apart from composing, I am a passionate educator. I believe that educating a whole musician is far more profound and beneficial than focusing on the given discipline and its issues solely. I teach composition, theory, piano, and voice. Feel welcome to reach out to discuss your lesson interests.

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