Biographical Notes

YL with his parents (April 1941) in Bratislava. *24.4.1924 Bratislava CSR. Ödön Partos -  Yehoshua Lakner's teacher.
1941 settled in Palestine (now Israel)
1943 - 1948 studied with Oedoen Partos, Alexander U. Boskovich and Frank Pelleg.
1943 - 1946 in addition to his studies - played the piano in small jazz bands.
Marcel Lakner (1919 - 1978) - Yehoshua Lakner's brother - on the drums. 1950 - 1963 taught at the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel-Aviv
1952 studied in the USA with, among others, Aaron Copland at Tanglewood, Berkshire Music Center. Israeli delegate on the International Arts Program of the Institute of International Education 
YL at the piano in Tel-Aviv. 1959/69 studied at the NWDR studio for electronic music, Cologne, Germany (with Mauricio Kagel, Gottfried Michael Koenig and Karlheinz Stockhausen). Alexander U. Boskovich - also Yehoshua Lakner's teacher
1963 settled in Zurich, Schwitzerland
Aaron Copland studies a score by YL 1965 - 1972 composed music for various stage productions: Theater an der Winkelwiese: Victor by Roger Vitrac, 1965; Chairs by Eugène Ionesco, 1966; Nestroy- Quodlibet by Johann Nestroy, 1967; The Architect and the Emperor of Assyria by Fernando Arrabal, 1968; The Night of the Murderers by Jose Triana, 1969; Jona by Martin Sorescu, 1970; Schauspielhaus Zurich: Turandot or The Congress of the Whitewashers by Bertold Brecht, 1969; Theater am Neumarkt: The Garden of Lusts by Fernando Arrabal, 1971; YL (circa 1950) in Tel-Aviv
1974-1987 teacher at the Conservatory and Academy of Music in Zurich
October 1987 Retired from the Conservatory F.l.t.r.: Vardina Shlonsky, ?, ?, Copland, Frank Pelleg, YL
In Tanglewood (Berkshire Music Center) - Aaron Coplands composition class Since 1987 Lakner has devoted himself chiefly to AVTS (Audio-Visual Time-Structures), i.e. audio-visual computer compositions
These works have been performed at venues in Switzerland and other countries, including:
1989 Musikpodium der Stadt Zurich
1990 Swiss Television DRS YL with Luigi Dallapiccola
Lukas Foss congratulating YL on his Sonata for flute and piano, performed at Tanglewood:l-r: Bonnie Lake, Dan Truesdell, YL, Lukas Foss 1990 Berne Universtity
1991 ISCM-WORLD-MUSIK-DAYs 1991, Zurich
1991 Technorama Winterthur
1991 University College, London
1992 Exhibition, Galerie 'Amtshimmel' in Baden Yahli Lakner, Zula Lakner-Feingold and YL in Zürich
1993 The Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music and Dance
YL in his studio in Fislisbach 1993 The Rubin Israel Academy of Music, Tel Aviv
1993 'Baustein' Strengelbach
1993 'Autumn conference of cultural societies in the canton of Aargau', Zofingen
1994 Fourth European Conference on Software Quality, Basel, (with exhibition) Yehoshua Lakner composed music for several theatres
Exhibition with Audio-Visual Time Structures in the gallery called 'Amtshimmel' in Baden (1992) together with Lucia Coray. Photo: Margrit Lakner and YL. 1996 Theater an der Winkelwiese
1997 Stadttheater St. Gallen
1998 Exhibition, März-Galerie, Ladenburg near Mannheim
1996 - 1999: YL worked in the Segante project. The next picture shows YL with the poet, author, Professor Tuvia Rübner (TR). Click on YL's photo for the Musipodium Zurich's programme of the Segante project; click on TR's photograph for a brief biography. .
'Segante-GS3' - Version-Bratislava [Bratislavskà verzia] with cello-improvisation by Alfred Zimmerlin v.l. YL und Tuvia RübnerYehoshua LaknerTuvia Rübner

Segante-GS3 Bratislava (Bratislavskà verzia]
1999 CCS Centro Culturale Svizzero MILANO: Segante (versione milanese)
dedication by Frau Gioconda Leykauf-Segantini 1999 "Segante" project, Musikpodium der Stadt Zürich, Visdome ETH (cupola hall in the main building of the ETH) Segante-GS3 Bratislava (Bratislavskà verzia
2000 'Segante-GS3' - Bratislava version [Bratislavskà verzia] with cello improvisation by Alfred Zimmerlin
2000 2nd Swiss Arts Festival: "Segante" project, Chiesa Biancha Maloja (Zurich version)
2001 Release of CD with piano music 
2001 Several recitals by the two pianists on the CD. CD-Booklet
EPFL: architect: Jakob Zweifel

2002 EPFL - 1st stage - 20.07.02 film premiered in Lausanne
2002 "Mohammed's Dream" performed in Berlin by the RIAS Kammerchor (mixed choir, tape). The first performance was conducted by Gary Bertini on the occasion of the 'Jerusalem' testimonium during the Israel Festival on July 30 1968. Philharmonie Berlin
2003 Review in nmz (Neue Musik Zeitung) 4-03
05.12.03 Yehoshua Lakner died in Zurich.