Biography – Long
The music of Lior Navok is regularly played throughout the world in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Sydney Opera House, Frankfurt Opera, Salle Cortot, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Southbank Centre, Konzerthaus Berlin and many others. Dedicated orchestras and ensembles include the Hannover Philharmonie NDR, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, Queensland Symphony, Bogota Philharmonic, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra, Georgisches Kammerorchester, Cantata Singers, Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, Borromeo String Quartet, Hindemith Quintet, Collage New Music, TENM, Alea III, Xantos and Meitar Ensembles in addition to numerous dedicated soloists such as Sharon Kam, Chen Halevi and the Silver-Garburg Piano duo.
With a vast catalo ue spanning over 70 musical works, Navok has written chiefly for the orchestra, stage, choral and chamber music mediums. His works have been commissioned by the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, Fromm Music Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, Morasha Foundation, Bochumer Symphoniker, Audi Sommerkonzerte, and many others. Prizes and honors include the Lili Boulanger Memorial Fund Award, Israel Prime Minster Award [twice], Massachusetts Cultural Council Award, America-Israel Cultural Foundation, ACUM [twice], CAP Award, Omaha Symphony Composition Award among many others. Fellowships and residencies include the Tanglewood Music Center, Cité Internationale des Arts, Aspen Music Festival and the MacDowell Colony.
Lior Navok has released five highly acclaimed CDs, described as “Dreamy and utterly gorgeous” (American Record Guide.) In 2011, he recorded “Urban Nocturnes” for solo piano which received critical acclaim and worldwide airplay. As a founding member of the “Butterfly Effect Ensemble”, Navok performs live-composition mainly as Ciné-Concerts in festivals such as the Festival d’Ile de France. Keen on inspiring collaborations, Navok has worked with leading choreographers, actors and visual artists presenting his music in festivals such as Chaillol, Monadnock, Cape Cod, Felicja Blumental, Heimspiele, Maracaibo, Neuchâtel and Tanzzug.
He received his Doctorate from the New England Conservatory where he studied composing with John Harbison and Double Bachelor’s from the Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem, where he studied with Yinam Leef.
Navok is currently working on a new opera, commissioned by the Frankfurt Oper.