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Biography
        With recent performances hailed by The New York Sun as “superbly coordinated…a mysterious world of sound,” Luke Fleming is quickly establishing himself as an exceptional solo and chamber recitalist.  Recent solo and chamber concerts have included performances in Alice Tully Hall, Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Merkin Concert Hall, Paul Hall and Scandanavia House in New York, the Musikverein in Vienna, Thisted Musiktheater in Denmark, and in various venues across the U.S.

        Mr. Fleming attended the Steans Institute for Young Artists at the Ravinia Music Festival in the summer of 2008, and has been awarded a fellowship to perform at the Marlboro Music School and Festival for the summer of 2009.  In chamber concerts at the Sarasota Music Festival, he was singled out by local concert reviewers as a “spectacular violist,” with 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 past three summers, he has performed at the Thy Masterclass Kammermusikfestival (Denmark), where his performances were praised in Strad as “confident and expressive.”

        As a resident artist 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 give solo performances at the SEAMUS National Electroacoustic Music Convention and more recently at the 2007 and 2008 FOCUS! Festival in New York.

        Mr. Fleming received his Masters of Music degree from the Juilliard School in 2007 and is currently a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at Juilliard, studying with Samuel Rhodes.  Mr. Fleming currently represents Juilliard as its recipient of the Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF), as a part of which he has performed in chamber concerts across the U.S. and Europe.  He has also been a recipient of the Morse Fellowship for three years, and was awarded Second Prize in the Juilliard Concerto Competition.  He has performed as principal violist in the Juilliard Orchestra (with which he has toured the U.S.), was a founding member of the conductorless Juilliard Chamber Orchestra, and regularly performs in the AXIOM and New Juilliard Ensemble. He has performed in Lincoln Center’s Chamberfest, at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and with the Academy at Carnegie Hall.

        Mr. Fleming holds an Artist 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 teaches and coaches regularly at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts and has taught music classes and interactive workshops in numerous Louisiana and New York City public schools.

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