LUKE CARLSON
Composer & Conductor

Luke Carlson

About

The music of composer and conductor Luke Carlson (b. 1983) has been called “personal and strong” (New York Times), “magical”, and “otherworldly” (Philadelphia Inquirer). His compositions have been performed by individuals and ensembles across the country, including the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Daedalus String Quartet, Network for New Music, members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Aspen Music Festival.

He is the recipient of the 2013 Jacob Druckman Prize, an orchestral commission (The Burnished Tide) from the Aspen Music Festival, premiered in Aspen under the direction of Robert Spano. Other recent honors include participating in the 2016 Wellesley Composer’s Conference, 2016 Cortona Sessions for New Music, and the 2015 Edward T. Cone Composition Institute.

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Taneycomo Festival
June
2017

Creations for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, and piano will be performed on the “Living Composers” concert at 7:30 PM, Thursday, June 29 at the Taneycomo Festival in Branson, MO.

Carnegie Hall Premiere
May
2017

I'm very excited to be collaborating with Dr. John Cornish and the College of the Ozarks Chorale for a Memorial Day Concert at Carnegie Hall. I've been commissioned to compose a work honoring our fallen service men and women.

Duo Cortona Prize
July
2016

Sound & Silence for soprano and violin was selected winner of the 2016 Duo Cortona Competition. This new work will be premiered by soprano Rachel Calloway and violinist Ari Streisfeld in their upcoming season (date and location TBD).

Wellesley Composer’s Conference
Summer
2016

Thrilled to participate as a fellow at the Composer’s Conference in Wellesley, Massachusets this July. Creations for sinfonietta was performed by conductor James Baker and the fantastic conference musicians.

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recent & upcoming events

Thu
29
June
2017

Taneycomo Festival

creations
For Sextet
7:30 PM, Fellowship at Cross Creek
Branson, MO

Mon
31
May
2017

Carnegie Hall

sleep, comrades, sleep
For SSAATTBB Choir
8:00 PM, Carnegie Hall
New York, NY

Sat
22
April
2017

Michigan State University

Bagatelle
For Marimba
Cook Recital Hall
East Lansing, MI

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