With ‘a million-dollar sound’ (Pinchas Zukerman), twenty-one-year-old Luka Faulisi is one of the most promising violinists of his generation. Having started to play the violin at the age of three, Luka was a student of Boris Belkin at the Conservatorium Maastricht in the Netherlands. Over the years, through personal mentoring, several distinguished artists have influenced Luka’s musical formation. Pavel Berman describes him as an ‘an incredibly gifted virtuoso violinist’. Flautist Emmanuel Pahud praises Luka as ‘an extremely talented young man with great instrumental abilities and a strong musical expression’ and according to Jean-Jacques Kantorow Luka possesses ‘incredible facilities.’

Recent European concerti highlights include Luka’s Polish debut with the Szczecin Philharmonic; French debut with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse; Italian debut with the Orchestra Filharmonica di Torino; Serbian debut with the Serbian Radio Television Symphony Orchestra at the Kolarac Hall in Belgrade, North Macedonian debut with FAME’S European Orchestral Performing Institute, British debut with the Liverpool Philharmonic at the Royal Albert Hall and Finnish debut with the Oulu Symphony. Luka’s Asian presence is also growing having collaborated recently with the Macao Orchestra and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. Shortly upcoming are Luka’s return to Serbian Radio Television Symphony Orchestra, debut with Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra, Portuguese debut at Sintra Festival with Orquestra Municipal de Sintra, Parisian orchestral debut with the Orchestre National d’Île-de-France, Irish debut with the National Symphony Orchestra Ireland and Norwegian debut with Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra.

Recent recital highlights include debuts in Paris at the Salle Colonne and debut at the 30th anniversary of the “Festival du Salon de Provence” in summer 2023. Luka will appear in recitals at Radio France Montpellier Festival in summer 2024.

Luka’s debut recital album Aria, recorded with the pianist Itamar Golan, was released by Sony Classical International in spring 2023.

During 2024/25 academic year Luka will be undertaking the ‘Advanced Diploma’ course at the Royal Academy of Music under the mentorship of Professor Robin Wilson. Luka is recipient of the highly distinguished Bicentenary Scholarship from the Academy.

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