The music of Lior Navok (b. Israel, 1971) has been described by The Boston Globe as "colorful, haunting, accomplished and exciting." His music bridges between the realistic and the mysterious the conscious and unconscious. With its rich orchestration, Navok's music takes the listener on a journey to a different world

"Lior Navok is a young Israeli composer with a knack for creating haunting melodies and a command of orchestration that belies his years." Sequenza 21

Played in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Navok's music receives increasing awareness from audiences and musicians as one, leading to collaborations with orchestras as the Radio Philharmonie Hannover NDR, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project and ensembles such as the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet. Recent commissions include the Koussevitzky Music Foundation (a new string quartet for the Borromeo String Quartet), Fromm Music Foundation and The Jerome Foundation. Most recently, Navok has completed a work for two marimbas and chamber orchestra commissioned by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. "... of weaving the shadowed waves for marimba duo and chamber orchestra, was one of the most attractive new works I have heard recently." Malcolm Miller, Music & Vision

Mr. Navok received numerous awards. Recent ones include the Lili Boulanger Memorial Fund Award, Prime Minster Award, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and America-Israel Cultural Foundation. Recent fellowships and residencies include the Tanglewood Music Center, Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation (IcExcellence), Cité Internationale des Arts and Aspen Music Festival. One of Navok's favorite places for composing is the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire.

Navok Received his Doctorate and Masters from the New England Conservatory where he studied composing with John Harbison and conducting with Tamara Brooks, and Double Bachelor's Degree from the Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem, where he studied with Yinam Leef.

Lior Navok has released two highly acclaimed CDs - Hidden Reflections and Meditations Over Shore - "The Music is dreamy and utterly gorgeous" (American Record Guide)


Club Oberon in Harvard Square | November 29, 2010
Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory | January 20, 2001

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[Concert Review] Club BMOP's alternative narratives

Gil Rose presented Boston Modern Opera Project’s first Club Concert of the season on Monday evening, November 29. These evenings, which began at the Club Café in Boston in 2003 and this year moved to the Oberon in Cambridge, are hosted by BMOP’s Score Board (New England composers) whose members take turns “curating.” On this occasion it was Curtis K. Hughes who introduced each work, with pianist Sarah Bob introducing Hughes’s own composition.

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