Born in Naples (Italy) on 12 August 1975, Luca Luciano is a clarinetist, a composer and an educator currently based in the United Kingdom. He has held the position of clarinet professor at the Leeds College of Music in the UK, he is a specialist of both classical and jazz music and his research focuses on extended techniques for the contemporary repertoire and new compositions for solo clarinet.
A keen promoter of new music, he has been described by "Musician Magazine" as "a noted Italian clarinetist and composer who now makes his home in London, having developed an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso around the UK and overseas via recordings and concert hall appearances" . "Luciano has established himself as the friendly face of contemporary clarinet" according to the Clarinet & Saxophone Magazine and his work has been appreciated by the International Clarinet Association and the BBC Radio ("Such a virtuoso musical performance and such joyful uplifting music I just couldn't resist it"). Luciano graduated from the Conservatory of Music of Salerno (Italy) in 1999 and has been awarded the Fellow status of the Higher Education Academy in the UK in 2010.
He began his career at the age of twelve performing at the Sala Curci in Naples and has since held several recitals, master-classes, lecture-recitals and workshops in the UK, Europe and South America including the South Bank Centre in London, the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland and SESC Instrumental Paulista in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In recent years he has been focusing primarily on his own music with premieres held at St Martin in the Fields in London for their "New Music Series" and the Cathedral of Bristol. His compositions have been cited in books about the clarinet repertoire and have also received appreciation within the academic scene of the UK, and Brazil.