• 1959 – 1964

    Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava (choir conducting – Juraj Haluzický, orchestral conducting – Ľudovít Rajter)

  • 1960 – 1973

    conductor of the Slovak Teachers Folk Singing Circle

  • 1962 – 1964

    conductor and 1966 – 1969 chief choirmaster of the Slovak National Theatre Opera Choir

  • 1970 – 1990

    conductor and 1977 – 1990 simultaneously conductor-in-chief of the Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra in Bratislava

  • from 1978

    permanent guest conductor of the Japan Shinsei Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo (in the 1990s also musical director and conductor-in-chief of this formation)

  • 1984 – 1986

    conductor-in-chief of the Slovak National Theatre Opera

  • 1991 – 2001

    conductor-in-chief and 1995 – 1998 also musical director of Slovak Philharmonic

  • 1997 – 1998

    director of the Slovak National Theatre Opera in Bratislava

  • from 2000

    teacher at the Department of Composition and Conducting at the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava

  • 2011

    return to Slovak National Theatre Opera

  • from the 2011/12 season

    conductor-in-chief of the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra in Prague

Alongside his diverse conducting and also pedagogic activities at home, Lenard is a frequent guest in theatres and on concert podia abroad. He has been a regular guest in many European and overseas lands. He has collaborated with prominent orchestras such as Czech Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Prague Symphony Orchestra (FOK), and he has made guest appearances in leading opera houses: in the National Theatre in Prague, the State Opera in Vienna, the Budapest State Opera, the Opere San Carlo in Naples, the Houston Grand Opera, etc.

He makes regular appearances at prestigious festivals such as Bratislava Music Festival, Prague Spring, etc. He collaborates with Slovak Radio and Slovak Television.