Luciano de Luca
Italian euphonium soloist
- SM4U Ultra Euphonium Mouthpiece
- SM3X Ultra Euphonium Mouthpiece
- DW5587 Travel Mute for Euphonium
- DW5513 Straight Mute for Euphonium
Luciano de Luca is an outstanding euphonium soloist from Italy. He is principal euphonium of the Italian Brass Band and plays in the National Police Wind Orchestra of Italy. Luciano began studying euphonium at the age of four, at first with his father. In 2006 he completed his euphonium studies with Steven Mead at the Higher Institute of Band Studies in Trento, obtaining a higher degree. He also studied trombone at the St. Cecilia Conservatory of Music in Rome with Vincenzo Tiso as his teacher, graduating in 2007. In the same year he won the “Via Vittoria Prix“, awarded to the five best degree placements in Italy. Luciano has studied with Steven Mead, Robert Childs and David Childs and has attended many courses and masterclasses with Andrea Conti, Jacques Mauger, Jay Freidman, Charles Vernon, Anne Jelle Visser, Gianluca Gagliardi and Federico Ventura.
Luciano de Luca has worked with some of the world’s foremost conductors, including Riccardo Muti, Daniel Barenboim, Myung Whun Chung, Lorin Mazel, Zubin Mehta, Maurizio Billi, Markus Stenz, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Alessio Vlad, Asher Fish and Roberto Granata, and has toured in England, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and China.
He is also the winner of several orchestral auditions, including those for the Rome Opera theatre Orchestra, the City of Rouen Orchestra in France, the Symphony Orchestra of Rome (Academy of Arts) and the Symphony Orchestra of the Rome Conservatory. At the age of 21, Luciano won the National Competition for Euphonium in the National Wind Orchestra of the Italian Police, where he frequently performs as a soloist. He has given many masterclasses in Italy and abroad, including the Academy of International Euphonium in France.
He is professor of euphonium and trombone at the Academy Ergo Cantemus in Tivoli. Luciano has had many compositions dedicated to him, including Two Part Meditation by Filippo Cangiamila, Belcanto by Filippo Cangiamila, The Favorite Dance – Five Movements for Euphonium and Piano by Pasquale Magnifici, EuPhonissimo by Paolo Troni and Eros Sabbatani, Suite for Euphonium and Piano by Davide Vallini, The Magic Carpet by Secondino De Palma, Autumn by Giovanni Piacente and Shamamdan Dance by Thomas Doss.
He is Principal Euphonium in the Italian Brass Band, which in May 2015 won the European Brass Band Championship in Freiburg, Germany. They were also winners of the first Italian Brass Band Competition in Ascoli Piceno in October 2016, where Luciano was also awarded the Best Soloist in the competition. In April 2017 the Italian Brass Band was again the winner of the European Brass Band Championship, this time in Ostend in Belgium, and in the same month they were also the winner of the 2nd International Competition for Brass Band in Luxembourg. In November 2017 the Italian Brass Band won the Italian National Brass Band Competition at Appiano (Bolzano), and Luciano was awarded the Best Soloist Award for the second consecutive time.
He has played as Euphonium Soloist with the brass ensemble of the National Academy Santa Cecilia in Rome “Tam Tam Brass. He is founder of the Italian Sound Quartet, which has won many prestigious International competitions, including overall first prize at d’Avray in Paris, the Audience Award at Caccamo in Sicily, and the Sanguinetto International Competition for chamber music in Verona.
In April 2018 Luciano was on the jury for one of the most important competitions in the international scene, the Concours National de Solistes in the Canton of Valais, Switzerland. In June 2018 Luciano played with the La Scala Orchestra of Milan, performing the famous Bydlo solo from Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky under the Direction of Maestro Riccardo Chailly.
January 2012, RigoDritto Big Band
April 2012, Gladiatori di Roma a film with music by Maestro Bruno Zambrini with the Italian Cinema Orchestra
February 2017, ‘Verdi Overtures’ with the Italian Brass Band
August 2017, The Dream with the Concert Band San Polo dei Cavalieri 1863
April 2019, the single EuFonissimo comes out.
In June 2015 Luciano became an Artist for Besson. He plays a Besson Prestige Euphonium with a Denis Wick SM4U Ultra euphonium mouthpiece.