Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Noted Italian clarinettist and composer Luca Lucianoi, born August 12 1975, in Naples, 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 (“Masterful Clarinet!”, Musician Magazine)”.

University Lecturer of jazz and classical Clarinet at the Leeds College of Music, he starts his career at a very young age (only twelve) performing at one of the most prestigious concert-halls of his home town Naples, appears on television nationwide live aged twenty-one and quickly establishes himself as one of the most interesting talents in the UK and Europe.

He is extremely appreciated within the classical and improvised music scene, received a Bachelor in Music at the Conservatoire of Salerno (Italy) and a post-graduate-course on music entrepreneurship founded by the ECC. His repertoire encompasses Weber, Brahms, Poulenc, Stravinsky and jazz music with a strong belief in promoting contemporary music.

Besides masterclasses and educational events, he is very much active as a concertist/composer, touring extensively the UK and abroad. In the past few years he has been focusing primarely on his own music performing at venues as diverse as: St Martin in the Fields and the National Portrait Gallery of London, the King’s Hall in Newcastle, St James’s Piccadilly, Bristol Cathedral, “Teignmouth South Devon Jazz Festival” 2003/05/08, “London Jazz Festival”, “Politeama Theatre” and “Augusteo Theatre” in Naples, “Giugliano International Jazz Festival 2001” Italy (which featured Mike Stern, E. Rava, E. Pierannunzi) and many more.

His technique and knowledge of both the jazz and the classical repertoire has allowed him to experience TV performances (recording for RTE national TV broadcast of Ireland, live nationwide at RAI2 as guest soloist and arranger, local TV programs); solid studio sessions experience recording for several productions and also for Amnesty International and for the singer Sergio Bruni (arguably the most famous traditional Neapolitan singer in the world); orchestra (“Cork Opera Works” EIRE in the 2005, at the “Diana Theatre” of Naples 1996/97/98) and chamber music.

His discography includes: “Passione” (MAP 2000, Italy) with original compositions together with the third movement of Poulenc’s Sonata for clarinet and pianoforte; "Neapolis" (Red Kite Records 2005, UK) which includes only his own material organized in two suites for clarinet and pianoforte or for clarinet trio/quartet;"Clarinet" (MCPS 2008, UK) including original compositions for solo clarinet and clarinet ensemble together with the Stravinsky's “Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo.

Reference - AAJ
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