Lenka Navrátilová studied piano and harpsichord at the Teplice Conservatory and choral conducting (sacred music) under the guidance of Jiří Kolář and Marek Štryncl at the Faculty of Education of Charles University in Prague. She is second chorus master of the Kühn Choir of Prague, professor of opera coaching at the Prague Conservatory, and répétiteur of the Prague Philharmonic Choir. As the assistant to the chorus master of the Prague Philharmonic Choir, she has participated in its appearances in Doha, Berlin, and at the Sankt Gallen opera festival. Over the long term, she has collaborated with the National Theatre Opera, the Prague Spring festival, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the International Antonín Dvořák Vocal Centre in Karlovy Vary, and worked as a harpsichordist with Camerata Nova and Opera Mozart. During her career, she has had the opportunity to work with some of the world’s finest conductors — Claudio Abbado, Sir Georg Solti, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Simon Rattle, Zubin Mehta, Jiří Bělohlávek, Libor Pešek, Riccardo Chailly, Christopher Eschenbach, and Christopher Hogwood. Navrátilová has also been involved in the music preparation for productions, including the Prague National Theatre’s A Walk Worthwhile (directed by Miloš and Petr Forman) and Lost Objects by Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe on the New Stage.

Albums

Ask of Me What the Birds Sang

Release Date: December 9, 2022
Catalog Number: NV6481
21st Century
Chamber
Vocal Music
Flute
Guitar
Voice
Modern traditionalist composer Garth Baxter’s album ASK OF ME WHAT THE BIRDS SANG presents a wide variety of instrumental works as well as vocal music; each of these unique pieces has a special connection with a song. When Lights Begin to Show, for example, includes a musical quote from “Afternoon on a Hill,” which is the first song in Three Poems from Edna St. Vincent Millay. The songs referenced sometimes come from earlier works by Baxter or borrow from folk music. An unabashedly lyrical composer, Baxter combines the traditions of form and clear melodic writing with contemporary approaches to harmony and other elements.
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NV6472 DASHING VOL. 3

Dashing Vol. 3

Release Date: November 4, 2022
Catalog Number: NV6472
21st Century
Folk Music
Holiday
Orchestral
Vocal Music
Choir
Orchestra
Voice
Navona Records presents DASHING VOL. 3, a festive assortment of new works inspired by the signature sounds and staples of the holiday season. Comprising stories, nods to classic holiday tunes, and an underlying current of wistful nostalgia, this installment of the DASHING series keeps the spirit of holiday music alive with new compositions and arrangements of well-known favorites. Brought to life by a number of orchestras, chamber ensembles, and choirs, the works of new and returning composers to the series are sure to ignite the charm and congeniality of the holiday season, highlighting the many facets that the bright break of winter can bring.
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Voices of Earth and Air Vol III

Release Date: October 9, 2020
Catalog Number: NV6299
21st Century
Vocal Music
Choir
Organ
Judging by Navona's VOICES OF EARTH AND AIR VOL III, this century is facing a significant paradigm shift in contemporary composition. The third installment of the trailblazing series again showcases contemporary choral music, and once more, it is mesmerizing – mesmerizingly tonal and aesthetic.
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