“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 and performing at venues as diverse as: the South Bank Centre, London Jazz Festival, Cambridge University, Edinburgh Festival, St Martin in the Fields, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, European Clarinet Festival in Belgium, the King’s Hall, Glasgow University, Politeama Theatre in Naples, Centro Cultural Sao Paulo, American Cathedral in Paris. Aside from his solo clarinet work and research, Luca has appeared on TV programs nationwide (SKY Brazil, RAI Television Italy, RTE Ireland), collaborated with orchestras and big bands as a soloist (Italy, Brazil, Republic of Ireland) and with chamber music ensembles (also recording live for BBC Radio 3 at the Royal Festival Hall).
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-Luciano is one of Europe’s leading exponents of jazz clarinet
-The New Voice of the Clarinet (front page of De
-“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” (International 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)
-“A 360–degrees compositional approach that embraces the music
production form Gershwin to Ligeti as much as the popular tradition form Southern
Italy to klezmer music” (Musica Jazz, leading Italian Jazz
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK and former clarinet professor at the Leeds College of Music (UK's largest conservatoire) where he held the only existing position of jazz clarinet lecturer in the UK, 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 professionals. More on www.lucaluciano.com including scores, information on the educational events he holds and some educational videos.