August 24, 2023
Lukas Ligeti Artistic Director of ISCM World New Music Days in South Africa
Lukas Ligeti is the Artistic Director of ISCM World New Music Days in South Africa, to take place in Johannesburg and Cape Town from November 24 to December 3, 2023. This will be the centenary World New Music Days festival and the first time it takes place in Africa.
July 12, 2023
July in Ghana
This July, Lukas Ligeti will be in Ghana to convene a panel on new African composition at the conference of the International Council of Traditional Music; for a performance of his music at a memorial concert for J.H. Kwabena Nketia; and to give a talk at the PASMAE music education conference.
May 02, 2023
Premieres and Portrait Concerts
May/June will see 5 world premieres of new works by Lukas Ligeti at the Budapest Music Center, Moers Festival, and Aldeburgh Festival, in addition to portrait concerts in Hamburg and Bologna, a solo concert in Cluj, and many other performances of his works. See the Upcoming Concerts page!
February 12, 2023
Residency at the University of Illinois
Lukas Ligeti will be in residence at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign during the coming week, with a concert of improvisations, a public lecture, and a concert featuring 3 of his works, György Ligeti's Hamburg Concerto ,and two works by UIUC students. See the Upcoming Performances page.
February 11, 2023
A very busy spring season coming up!
Lukas Ligeti will have many performances of his music, including several premieres, in Spring 2023. Please visit the Upcoming Performances page; it will be updated regularly.
December 12, 2022
A new article on a new approach to compositrion pedagogy
Lukas Ligeti's article "Artistic innovation through African concepts: education for art music composers based on African traditions" has been published in the Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa. For more info, see https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.2989/18121004.2022.2134471.
October 20, 2022
A new work for Burkina Electric and BRuCH in Essen
A new work by Lukas Ligeti, commissioned by Philharmonie Essen for the joint forces of Burkina Electric and the Cologne-based Ensemble BRuCH, will premiere at the NOW! Festival in Essen on October 29, 2022.
August 15, 2022
Lukas Ligeti in New Zealand
Lukas Ligeti makes his first visit to New Zealand starting with a residency and concert in Wellington and continuing as the South African representative to the International Society for Contemporary Music's World New Music Days in Auckland. See the upcoming concerts page for details.
June 21, 2022
Two world premieres in June
Two new works for quintet by Lukas Ligeti will be premiered in June: Actaonella, on June 22 by Ensemble Reconsil in Vienna (commissioned by Reconsil and Network for New Music), and Aquifères, on June 24 by Ensemble Hopper in Liège (commissioned by flutist Sofia Gantois).
November 07, 2021
Two world premieres at the Ars Musica Festival in Brussels
This edition of the Ars Musica Festival in Brussels, Belgium will see two world premieres of commissioned works by Lukas Ligeti: the 5-movement version of the Suite for Burkina Electric and Orchestra, and La parole seule for mezzo-soprano and 6 musicians with a text by François Emmanuel.
March 26, 2021
New CD out on col legno
On March 26, 2021, the great Austrian label col legno releases "That Which Has Remained... That Which Has Emerged...", a work created during my time as artist-in-residence at the POLIN Museum in Warsaw. I'm very proud of this beautifully packaged CD that contains one of my best works to date.
February 25, 2021
Composers Now IMPACT
Today at noon (Eastern US time), I will be the guest on Composers Now's IMPACT podcast. Watch it live on their site or later on Youtube (see Upcoming Concerts).
December 12, 2020
Del Sol Quartet premieres "Cadence of Joy"
In a year of postponements and cancellations, I'm happy to announce that the Del Sol Quartet will premiere my "Cadence of Joy", commissioned as part of their "Joy Project", today in an online concert broadcast from San Francisco, CA. All other premieres will have to wait until 2021 or later...
June 15, 2020
Most 2020 Events Canceled
Unfortunately, almost all events on my calendar for 2020 have been canceled due to Covid-19. However, the performance of "Pattern Transformation" on Portugal on June 19 is NOT canceled.
April 21, 2020
New Zealand Dates Canceled
My performance at the ISCM World New Music Days in Auckland, New Zealand, as selected composer representing South Africa, and my residency at the NZ School of Music in Wellington, have sadly been canceled (as has the entire ISCM WNMD festival) due to the CoViD-19 pandemic.
March 08, 2020
Late-March Italian Dates Canceled
I regret to announce that my concerts and masterclasses/residencies in Italy, scheduled for March 25-29, have been canceled due to the coronavirus situation. I hope to reschedule them as soon as possible.
March 07, 2020
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