Luke Ratcliffe

Instructor - Piano

Biography:

Pianist and composer Luke Ratcliffe has appeared as a soloist internationally, giving recitals and playing chamber music regularly. He began serious musical study when he was thirteen and has since played in Carnegie Hall, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Strathmore Hall, The Banff Music Center, along with many other venues across the United States and Canada. He has won top prizes and awards in a variety of both national and international piano competitions and is a National YoungArts Foundation alumnus and a previous guest artist of the American Franz Liszt Society. He previously studied at the Juilliard School and is continuing his studies with Dr. Linda Monson at George Mason University. As a composer, Luke began writing music at Juilliard, and in the 2017 season, he was commissioned to score Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning playwright Arthur Kopit’s play “Chamber Music”, which premiered in Brooklyn as an off-Broadway show through the Fall of 2017. Luke regularly works with other composers, giving premieres of new music and chamber works. He also has written piano transcriptions and is currently working on an album of original music to be released in 2019. Additionally, Luke takes great interest in clinical psychology as well as poetry, and he is working on finishing a book of poetry, to be published soon.

Contact:

For more information, contact the Academy at 703-993-9889 or academy@gmu.edu