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Lenka Lichtenberg is an award-winning, Toronto-based, Prague-born composer, vocalist (Yiddish, English, Czech, French, Russian, Hebrew), arranger, producer, ethnomusicologist and bandleader with 5 solo CD releases and several collaborations on her resume. In 2012, she has released 2 CDs:  "Songs for the Breathing Walls", and "Lenka Lichtenberg & Roula Said: Bridges". She is now preparing to release her next Yiddish world music CD (Fray 2) in early 2013. 

Lenka is in the midst of a diverse international concert career, traveling across continents as a solo artist, with a trio, or her six piece ensemble “Fray”. Her 2011 and 2012 performances include concerts at the Chutzpah! Festival in Vancouver with Fray and Yair Dalal, APAP showcase in New York, concert at the Montreal International Yiddish Theater Festival, a sold-out album release concert in Prague, Stratford Summer Music Festival concert, world music concert in Paris, tours in Poland, Argentina and the Czech Republic. Important collaborations include "Lenka Lichtenberg & Roula Said: Bridges" - Jewish and Arabic music in dialogue, and "Lullabies from Exile", a recording work-in-progress with Yair Dalal, of intertwined Yiddish and Babylonian music.

Lenka's release "Songs for the Breathing Walls" has been nominated for 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards in two categories:  Traditional Album of the Year, and Traditional Singer of the Year; her Yiddish world album "Fray" received nominations in 2012 Toronto Independent Music Awards, would musi category, and the 2011 Canadian Fold Music Awards, solo world artist category.  Her song won 2011 songs from the Heart, multicultural category, and was a finalist in the 2011 John Lennon Songwriting competition, Session II.  she also received 2011 Porcupine Award, in Musique de la monde category. 

www.lenkalichtenberg.com