M A R K E T A   O R N O V A 

"A performance fully deserving of its standing ovation" - Czech Fund for Art Music, 2012. 



Canadian based, Czech-born pianist Markéta Ornova is praised for her sensitivity of tone and innovative concert programming. Markéta is particularly passionate about contemporary music performance, collaborative work with voice, and interdisciplinary performance.  She is excited about creating performances that go beyond the expected theatrical-frame of a recital.

An enthusiastic performer of contemporary music, Markéta loves working directly with composers on their works. She worked with composers Philippe Leroux (2015) and Ana Sokolovic (2016) on their works, and has spent the last two summers working with conductor Veronique Lacroix (ECM+) on contemporary music performance.  She has also had the pleasure of working with several Toronto-based contemporary music organisations, including Tapestry Opera (Songbook VII, 2017), Caution-Tape Sound Collective (Quintile, 2017), and the Canadian Marginalized Art Song Project (Sounds of Silence, 2016, 2017).  

A passionate collaborative musician, she has given performances at the Canadian Music Centre, at Toronto's Arts and Letters Club, the Art Gallery of Ontario, on Italian television, and in the Czech Republic and Austria.  Ms. Ornova frequently performs in master classes for such artists as Leon Fleisher, Menaham Pressler, Anton Kuerti, Lee Kum-Sing, Andre Laplante, Francis Perron, Michael McMahon and the Tokyo String Quartet. Additionally, Ms. Ornova has attended numerous summer performance festivals, such as the Orford Arts Center in Quebec, the Toronto Summer Music Festival and Academy, the Bowdoin Summer Music Festival in Maine, the Adriatic Chamber Music Festival and Orvieto Musica in Italy. 

In addition to her extensive musical training, Markéta holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) degree in philosophy from The Johns Hopkins University and has pursued graduate studies in mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Markéta completed an Artist Diploma at The Glenn Gould School as a student of John Perry and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Toronto.

Apart from music, Marketa enjoys running long distance, cooking, and Canadian winters.

Current as of October, 2017