Lukáš Janata

Art Discipline: 
United States
Dates of Residence: 
May 6, 2024 to May 31, 2024

Lukáš, a Czech San Francisco-based artist and composer, explores empathy in various forms, serving as a composer, educator, performer, and organizer. His recent endeavors include board directorship at The Resonance Project, a nonprofit focusing on music as a conflict transformation through neuroscience. He co-organized a San Francisco Ukraine-benefit Concert of Compassion, uniting national American and Ukrainian artists on one stage. Lukáš co-curated SUMU in Helsinki, supported by the EU Commission, and regularly co-hosts the international empathy-provoking new-music festival ECHOES in Prague. He instructs at The Walden School and the San Francisco Conservatory Of Music. In 2024, Lukáš will be Composer-in-Residence at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, ISCM's VICC, and received the Susan and Ford Schumann Fellowship for the 2024 Aspen Music Festival. His compositions have been commissioned by renowned ensembles, including San Francisco Symphony, Cantori New York, Friction Quartet, and Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava.