Lucjan Luc - piano

Lucjan Luc was born in Jaroslaw (Poland). He obtained his degree on the piano and in chamber music at the  “Karol Szymanowski” Academy of Music in Katowice finishing the course with distinction. He studied there with the famous professor Andrzej Jasinski as well as the outstanding composer and pianist Eugeniusz Kanapik. Both these personalities have played an influential role in his musical and artistic development.
While still a student he began to give solo recitals and chamber music concerts in Poland, United Kingdom and Portugal. In 1990 he was awarded the first prize at the “14th Polish Piano Festival”, in Slupsk. He also worked at the Silesian Opera Theatre in Bytom as an accompanist.
Among his most important solo appearances are concerts with the Katowice Philharmonic Orchestra (Beethoven III Piano Concerto), the Classic Orchestra of Oporto (Chopin I Piano Concerto) and the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra (Concertos by Bach, Gorecki, Paderewski and IV Simphonie Concertante Op.60 by K. Szymanowski).
Lucjan Luc worked as an assistant to the  Portuguese conductor Manuel  Ivo Cruz at the “9th International Music Festival” in Macau (China).  He has participated several times as a guest pianist at the “Contemporary Music Encounters” in the  Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon (Portugal); working under conductors like Michael Zilm and Emilio Pomarico.
During his collaboration with the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra (1992-1996) he performed in over 200  chamber music recitals in many theatres, universities and concert halls throughout the whole of Portugal. During this  period he also developed and deepened his professional experience  as an accompanist collaborating  with soloists from the Gulbenkian Orchestra. With the Portuguese soprano Ana Madalena Moreira  he recorded an CD dedicated to Portuguese Composers (NumericaClassical).
While in Spain, he participated in various concerts and  festivals, performing with a number of soloists; such as clarinetist Johannes Peitz, soprano Carmen Solís, violinist Du Xuan, baritone Paolo Ruggiero and many others. Together with the famous Chinese cellist Jian Wang and saxophonist David Alonso, he  appeared in “Palau de la Música” in Valencia (Spain) in 1998 and 2008.
Lucjan Luc gave a solo recital at the “9th Rafael Orozco Piano Festival” in 2010, and more recently in 2012 at the 25th Contemporary Music Festival, both in a Spanish city of Córdoba.
In 2013, together with English violinist Alexander Stewart and Armenian cellist Varoujan Bartikian, he has formed a Piano Trio: Trio Aeternus.