Lukáš Sommer is one of the leading personalities in current generation of young composers in Czech Republic. He is the author of more than forty opuses for different works. In addition to orchestral music (e.g., the Cantata Thorns in a Veil, Concerto for Harp and Orchestra, Monolith for Wind Orchestra and Percussion, Concerto for Orchestra, and others), Sommer focuses on chamber music (e.g., Two String Quartets, Piano Trio „Xcape„, Labyrinth – a Sonata for Harpsichord, the Gypsy and the Odyssey).
Another line of Sommer’s work is vocal music – often using the texts of contemporary poets (e.g. the song cycle Headland, Floating Island, the melodrama Nobody has Caressed me in a Long Time, Song of the Gallows, the ABCs).
The opera Ela, Hela and Stop, a libretto of Vaclav Havel’s play, holds a special place among his works. He also composes works for children, namely the children’s opera Hercules and the musical Sindibad.
In 2011, at the request of the Prague Spring Festival he wrote a flute concerto Letter to My Father and became the youngest composer in festival history.
In 2017 he won International Composition Competition „Concorso Novaro“ in Italian Firenza. Chef of jury Krzystof Penderecki gave 1st price, price of critic, price of public to Sommer’s composition „La fine del Tempo“.
In 2018 Sommer wrote Opera/comic „Časoplet“ for 100. universary of Czech Republic. His „Gala Violin“ for 10 violins and orchestra is nominated fo Contemporary Composition of 2018 in prestigious Classic Prague Awards.
A completely separate chapter in Sommer’s music is his unique author’s guitar recitals, comprising around 20 opuses. Each recital originates as a time-lapse documentary; each song has a specific story of origin, which is often associated with different Czech luthier tools.
In 2015, the prestigious publishing house William recording released his current CD Savana, which summarizes his previous compositional style. Last year he played in music festivals in Chicago, New Delhi, Italia, Luxemburg and Poland. He introduced his recital in the Kennedy Center in Washington this January.