Martinů Voices were established in 2010 with the aim to perform chamber choral music. Although mainly specialised in works composed between the 19th and 21st centuries, their repertoire also encompasses Renaissance, Baroque and Classicist pieces. The ensemble, made up of professional singers, work under the conductor Lukáš Vasilek.
Martinů Voices have regularly performed at the most significant Czech music festivals, including the Prague Spring, Dvořák Prague, Strings of Autumn, Concentus Moraviae, Lípa Musica and St Wenceslas Music Festival. They have largely appeared on stage independently, but they have also worked with superlative soloists, chamber ensembles and orchestras. In 2014, together with the Czech Philharmonic, under the baton of its chief conductor, Jiří Bělohlávek, the choir gave a performance of Bohuslav Martinů’s opera What Men Live By, which received a nomination for the prestigious International Opera Awards (2015). Another great success was Martinů Voices’s joint concert with the UK’s Tallis Scholars within the 2016 Dvořák Prague Festival. In 2017, the choir and the ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars performed at Dvořák Prague the Czech premiere of Julia Wolfe’s cantata Anthracite Fields. Martinů Voices have recorded several CDs, with the most noteworthy being the albums featuring Jan Novák’s and Bohuslav Martinů’s choral works, released by Supraphon in 2014 and 2017.