Luke Fleming
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Luke Fleming viola


Having made his New York debut to a sold out audience in Alice Tully Hall this April, Luke Fleming is quickly establishing himself as an exceptional solo and chamber recitalist, with performances hailed by The New York Sun as "superbly coordinated…a mysterious world of sound." Recent concerts have also included performances in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Merkin Concert Hall, Paul Hall and Scandanavia House in New York, the Musikverein in Vienna, Suntory Hall in Japan, Sejong Hall in Seoul, Thisted Musiktheater in Denmark, and in various venues across the U.S. Mr Fleming joined the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet in November 2009, giving the Alice Tully Hall premiere of John Adams’ String Quartet the following month.

Mr Fleming performed at the Marlboro Music School and Festival for the 2009 and 2010 seasons, and has previously been a fellow at the Steans Institute of the Ravinia Music Festival. In chamber concerts at the Sarasota Music Festival, he was singled out by local concert reviewers as a "spectacular violist", with string quartet performances praised as "incandescent…their silken tone and superbly nuanced playing surpassed the work of many well-established quartets". He has participated in the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Encuentro Musica de Santander (Spain), Letnia Academia Musyzcna (Poland), The Quartet Program, and the Interlochen Arts Festival. For the 2006 through 2009 seasons, he was an artist at the Thy Masterclass Kammermusikfestival (Denmark), where his performances were praised in Strad as "confident and expressive". As a performer in the Trinity Artists Concert Series in New Orleans, Mr Fleming has appeared in numerous solo and chamber recitals and was nominated by the New Orleans Times-Picayune for "Best Chamber Music Performance" of 2004. Also an accomplished interpreter of contemporary and avant-garde music, Mr Fleming was invited to perform at the SEAMUS National Electroacoustic Music Convention and more recently at the 2007 through 2010 FOCUS! Festival in New York.

Mr Fleming received his Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School in 2007 as a student of Samuel Rhodes, and is currently a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at Juilliard. Mr Fleming was Juilliard’s recipient of the Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) from 2007 to 2009, and has represented Juilliard in chamber concerts across the U.S., Mexico, Europe, and Asia. For the past four years he has been a recipient of the Morse Fellowship, through which he teaches music in New York City public schools, and was awarded First and Second Prize in the Juilliard Concerto Competition in 2009 and 2005, respectively. He regularly performs with Continuum, The International Sejong Soloists, AXIOM, the New Juilliard Ensemble, and Ensemble ACJW.

Mr Fleming holds a Postgraduate Diploma with Distinction from the Royal Academy of Music in London as well as a Bachelor of Music Summa Cum Laude from Louisiana State University. A New Orleans native, Mr Fleming places great importance on arts performance and education in his home state. He has taught music at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts and given music classes and interactive workshops in numerous Louisiana and New York City public schools. Mr Fleming is represented with the Attacca Quartet by Schmidt Artists International, Inc.