Luke Fleming - Viola (Week 1)
Praised by The Philadelphia Inquirer for his “glowing refinement,” violist Luke Fleming's performances have been described by The Strad as “confident and expressive...playing with uncanny precision," and lauded by Gramophone for their "superlative technical and artistic execution.” Festival appearances include the Marlboro Music School and Festival, the Steans Institute at Ravinia, Perlman Music Program, the Norfolk and Great Lakes Chamber Music Festivals, the Melbourne Festival, Bravo!Vail, and the Virginia Arts Festival, as well as concerts and residencies across North and South America, Europe, and Asia. From 2009 – 2015, Mr. Fleming was violist of the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet, which served as Quartet-in-Residence for the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 2014 – 2015 and Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School from 2011 – 2013. With the Attacca Quartet, he was awarded First Prize at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and top prizes at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, as well as the 2013 National Federation of Music Clubs Centennial Chamber Music Award. Mr. Fleming currently serves as Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at the Fei Tian Academy of the Arts, Director of Outreach Activities at Louisiana State University’s School of Music and Dramatic Arts, and Lecturer-in-Residence for Project: Music Heals Us.
In 2015, Mr. Fleming became Artistic Director of both the Manhattan Chamber Players, a New York-based chamber music collective, and the Crescent City Chamber Music Festival, a mission/outreach-centric festival held every summer in his hometown, New Orleans. Mr. Fleming has been featured on a Live from Marlboro CD release on the Archiv Music label, and his recordings with the Attacca Quartet of the complete string quartet works of John Adams and their own arrangement of Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ for Azica records were released to widespread critical acclaim. He has performed as a guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Sejong Soloists, Ensemble ACJW, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New York Classical Players, and the Serafin String Quartet, and has given masterclasses at UCLA, Louisiana State University, Syracuse University, Melbourne University, and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, among others. Mr. Fleming holds the degrees of Doctor of Musical Arts, Artist Diploma, and Master of Music from the Juilliard School, a Postgraduate Diploma with Distinction from the Royal Academy of Music in London, and a Bachelor of Music summa cum laude from Louisiana State University. He is represented by Arts Global, Inc.
Photo credit: Sophie Zhai