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Luca Luciano

“Masterful Clarinet! Luca is a noted Italian clarinettist and composer who now makes his home in London, having developed an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso around the UK and overseas via recordings and concert hall appearances” (The Musician). Internationally recognized for his groundbreaking contributions to contemporary clarinet music, he starts his career at the young age of twelve performing at one of the most established halls of his home town Naples and appears on television nationwide live aged 21. Introduced as “the new voice of the clarinet” on the front page of De Klarinet Magazine, Luca graduated from the Conservatoire of Salerno (Italy) and has been awarded the Fellow status at the Higher Education Academy (UK). Described by the BBC Radio as “one of Europe’s leading exponent of jazz clarinet”, Luca “has established himself as the friendly face of contemporary clarinet” according to the Clarinet & Saxophone Society of Great Britain and enjoys a busy career as a performer, a recording artist and a clinician.

A D’Addario/Rico Artist, Luciano held the only existing position of jazz-clarinet professor in the UK (Leeds College of Music) for many years and has presented master-classes and workshops in the UK, Europe and South America. He is mainly active as soloist/composer, touring extensively the UK and overseas performing at venues as diverse as: Edinburgh International Festival, London Jazz Festival recording live for BBC Radio 3 at the Royal Festival Hall, Cambridge University, St Martin in the Fields in London, South Bank Centre, the King’s Hall, Politeama Theatre and Augusteo Theatre in Naples, the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil and more.

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