Luca Luciano

Primary Instrument: Clarinet

Born: August 12, 1975    

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. ...
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-“Luciano is one of Europe’s leading exponents of jazz clarinet” (BBC Radio)

-“The New Voice of the Clarinet” (front page of De Klarinet)

-“They have made genuine impressions on the London improvisational scene and this album shows their technical assurance, creative ability and natural versatility.” (Jazz Journal International)

-“It absolutely deserves a spot on the shelf of any musician with an interest in contemporary clarinet music” (The Clarinet)

-“Classically trained Italian virtuoso Luca Luciano, now resident in London, takes the clarinet to spectacular higher ground” (JAZZ UK)

-“Luciano has total control of his instrument, with a large edgeless sound” (Clarinet & Saxophone Magazine)

-“Romantic, soulful and technically superb. They have produced a work of true musical art”. (CRN Network Australia)

-“In the album Neapolis, Luciano shows the typical features of a mature musician with a sound and a style, in his writings, absolutely unique.” (JazzIT, leading Italian Jazz Magazine)

  • Partenope

    Self Produced

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Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK and former clarinet professor at the Leeds College of Music (UK's largest conservatoire), Luciano has been invited by universities and colleges in the UK and overseas for master-classes, workshops and lecture-recitals. His solid private tuition experience includes learners of all levels from beginners to pro. More on including scores, information on the educational events he holds and some educational videos.

Clinic/Workshop Information:

“Master-class on the Contemporary Clarinet"

The event is the part of a on-going research on sound effects and repertoire for solo clarinet made by Luciano during his experience as an academic and as a performer of contemporary music. Luca is one of the few at HE Level who specialise in both classical and jazz music giving him the chance to design a masterclass for both classical and non-classical (jazz, world music, etc.) clarinet-players who want to enhance their technique and gain the skills necessary to play contemporary music. Full details on

"Lecture-Recital / Demonstration of the Possibilities of the Clarinet"

An appendix of the ”Clarinet Solo Project”, his lecture-recital and demonstration of the potential of the clarinet are also informed by his research on extended techniques for the contemporary repertoire and new music for solo clarinet. The event (also held in Portuguese and Italian) is aimed at musicians, composers and music enthusiasts of all level and of all walk of life. Whilst spreading Luca’s research and findings, the main idea of this event is to inspire young musicians and get them familiarised with the contemporary clarinet techniques and their potential within the music of today. Full details on

"Full Boehm System" Bb Clarinet (with 20 keys, 7 rings, low Eb)

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Featured recording “Partenope”

Self Produced (2011)
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