Luke is a versatile musician with a wealth of professional experience as a pianist, accordionist, organist, and composer. 25/10/2017
Luke is a pianist, accordionist, organist, and composer. Pianist (background music) Luke was the resident pianist on several cruise ships including the RMS Queen Mary 2. During this period he built up a vast repertoire of popular hits, Christmas numbers, themes from the musicals, jazz music, and standards, being required to perform for 4 hours daily! He is currently based in London and plays regularly at the Dorchester, Rosewood, and Shangi-La at the Shard. Pianist (Classical) As a Classical pianist, Luke has performed in venues around the UK, including the Holywell Music Room in Oxford, Edinburgh’s Reid Hall, and Wolverhampton’s Grand Theatre to name a few. His repertoire is varied, but is centred around the music of the Romantic era, his specialities being both fin de siècle Russian romantics and Chopin. Recently he was admitted a Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music with distinction. Accordionist Since studying with both Ed Moseley and former UK accordion champion John Gould, Luke has performed the accordion in a variety of professional guises. Recently, he played a variety of gypsy and vaudeville music supported by a 6-piece band on a ship travelling to Russia! He plays a vintage Borsini double-cassotto accordion. Ogranist Luke has being playing the organ since childhood, having been the organ scholar at Bedstone College. Over the years he has played for countless church services, including many weddings. Composer Having graduated top of class from the MSc Composition for Screen at Edinburgh, Luke has proven credentials as a composer. This has led to projects for major production libraries such as Cavendish Music Ltd (formerly Boosey & Hawkes Recorded Music Library). Recently, he set up a YT channel for his compositions which has attracted over 3000 subscribers.
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