Born: August 12, 1975 Primary Instrument: Clarinet
“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. ...
-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)
Tracks: Rondo' Contemporaneo; Sequenza #1; Fragment #4; Sequenza #2; Fragment #5; Jazz Impromptu
Personnel: Luca Luciano (clarinettist/composer)
Track: by Luca Luciano Divertimento #8 "Thamon"; Divertimento #7 "Canone, cadenza e finale" from a theme of Prokofiev's "Lt. Kije'"; Divertimento #4; Divertimento #9 "The damnation of the Dreamer"; Divertimento #10; by John Coltrane Naima (arranged for Clarinet Sextet); by Igor Stravinsky Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo.
Personnel: Luca Luciano (solist/composer/arranger).
Red Kite Records
Tracks: SUITE FOR CLARINET AND PIANOFORTE: She likes Vivaldi (L Luciano) from "Winter" by A Vivaldi; Sonata #2 "Stellare" (L Luciano); Lunare (F Piccinno); Neapolis (L Luciano); Sketch #2 (F Piccinno); Fragment #1 (L Luciano) from "Etude n.1" Op. 51 by R Stark; Sonata #1 (L Luciano); Sketch #5 (F Piccinno); Pazzo Luciano (L Luciano); Sketch #7 (F Piccinno); Sonata #3 (L Luciano); Fragment #2 (L Luciano); The mock trumpet(L Luciano); SUITE FOR CLARINETS: Divertimento #1 (L Luciano); Divertimento #2 (L Luciano); Divertimento #3 "Londrina" (L Luciano).
Personnel: Luca Luciano: Clarinettist/Composer; Franco Piccinno: Piano.
Tracks: Preludio buffone et malinconico (L. Luciano)-Autumn Leaves (J. Kosma); Passione (Valente); Tiempo a viento (L. Luciano); Easy and fun (L. Luciano); Saudade do meu pai (L. Luciano); Thank you Hindemith (L. Luciano); Mi Manchi (L. Luciano); Encore! Allegro con fuoco dalla Sonata per Clarinetto e Pianoforte by F. Poulenc.
Personnel: Luca Luciano: Clarinet/flute/composer; Special Guests: Pietro Condorelli (guitar) and Mario Buonafede (piano).
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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 www.lucaluciano.com including scores, information on the educational events he holds and some educational videos.