BIOGRAPHY

Lenka Nota, née Foltýnová – music publicist, musicologist, composer, and manager.

I engage in promoting contemporary music, and my journalistic and creative activities are connected with the broader view of the women in the arts theme. Since my university studies I have been writing articles, essays and reviews for the classical music magazines Harmonie, Opus musicum, Hudobný život and Slovenská hudba. I regularly write scripts for the Czech Radio 3 - Station Vltava and I also produce original programs dedicated to contemporary music and culture in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Austria.

I had the honor to present papers on women composers at the conferences dedicated to women in the arts in Kassel, Fiuggi, and Kragujevac. Between 2002 and 2011, I was repeatedly invited to sit on the jury of the international music festival Allegretto Žilina in Slovakia.

I speak Czech, English, German, Slovak, and some Turkish and Russian.

2018 - 2019 The Archives of Contemporary Arts, Danube University in Krems (Austria). Researcher, archivist and scientific coordinator of the activities at the Archives of Contemporary Arts, processing bequest of the composer Kurt Schwertsik. Supervising and preparing the Sommer colloquium Wachau.

2008 - 2017 The Universal Edition Verlag in Vienna. Production editor preparing critical edition and editions of New Music.

2002 – 2004 The Bohuslav Martinů Institute in Prague (Czech Republic). Responsible for research and digitization of Martinů’s manuscripts, writing and editing texts, publications, specialized articles, correspondence, and communicating with the public.

1996 - 2003 PhD in Music History, Faculty of Philosophy, Masaryk University of Brno. Dissertation: The Life and Music of Galina Ustwolskaya.

1992 - 1997 MM in Composition, Janáček Academy of Performing Arts, Brno. Master´s degree thesis: Silence in music of the 20th century.

1992 - 1996 MA in Music History, Faculty of Philosophy, Masaryk University of Brno. Master´s degree thesis: Reductionist tendencies in contemporary music after 1960 and their reflection in Czech music. (Awarded a prize of the Leoš Janáček Foundation for the best master´s degree thesis dedicated to contemporary music).

1989 - 1991 BC in Theatre Studies, Faculty of Philosophy, Masaryk University of Brno (Czech Republic).