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Live Music: Luca Luciano: Contemporary Clarinet Recital

27 September 2019, 19:00-20:00

Room 20

Free

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Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky
by Unknown photographer, after Baroness Catherine d'Erlanger
1930s
NPG Ax105759

Enjoy a contemporary solo clarinet recital by Luca Luciano in the splendour of Room 20. Luca introduces compositions from his latest releases, which he describes as little portraits of two of his favourite composers, Puccini and Poulenc, alongside music by Messiaen, Stravinsky and Villa-Lobos.

Internationally recognised for his ground-breaking contributions to contemporary music, Luca Luciano made his debut at the age of twelve at a prestigious hall of his home town Naples. Introduced as “the new voice of the clarinet” on the front page of De Klarinet magazine, Luciano graduated from the Conservatoire of Salerno (Italy), has been awarded Fellow status at the Higher Education Academy (UK) and, according to the Clarinet & Saxophone Society of Great Britain, he has “established himself as the friendly face of contemporary clarinet”. Described by the BBC Radio as “one of Europe’s leading exponents of jazz clarinet”, his repertoire also embraces Brahms, Stravinsky, Poulenc and Berio. He has held many master-classes, has regularly premiered his music at St Martin in the Fields London and Cambridge University, has performed at the South Bank Centre (recording live for BBC Radio at the Royal Festival Hall), Edinburgh Festival and American Cathedral Paris. His solo albums have received much critical acclaim in three continents.

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