The Puerto Rican female composer, Johanny Navarro have been commissioned, and performed by leading ensambles, and soloist, including Elisa Torres, Luis Miguel Rojas, The Catholic University of America Symphony Orchestra, American Harp Society, Inc., and Coralia from the Puerto Rico University. Her piece Celebration for piano trio (2016) was selected by The Arts Club of Washington DC has the music work for the commemoration of its 100th anniversary.
Navarro’s Videntes Stellam for chorus and orchestra (2016) was premiered at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. With this majestic and colorful work, the composer made her debut with the Symphony Orchestra of Puerto Rico, conducted by Maestro RoselínPabón at the José Miguel Aglerot Coliseum. Her first chamber opera, Frenesí (2017), was premiered in Washington D.C. and later at her country, Puerto Rico, produced by the composer. In the summer of 2019, Navarro was chosen to be part of the Puccini International Opera Composition Course in Luca, Italy; mentored by the maestro, composer, and director Giralomo Deraco.
The afro-Caribbean influence is Navarro’s cultural inspiration and are especially present in her musical aesthetic.
Her music has been performed in Puerto Rico, Cuba, Mexico, United States, France, Italy, and Spain.