Contemporary Clarinet Recital @ St David’s Festival
Italian clarinettist and composer Luca Luciano, now based in London, is presenting his “Contemporary Clarinet Recital” at the St David’s Cathedral Festival as part of a tour to promote his latest CD “Poeta”. The performance features original compositions from his last releases along with arrangements of music by Piazzolla and Gershwin. Described as “romantic, soulful and technically superb”, the performance presents new and challenging music, written/arranged by Luciano, that is unique and varied, notated or “composed in real time”, that embraces romantic atmospheres and contemporary idioms, experimentation and heartfelt melodies. Though Luca’s exceptional virtuoso skills are clearly evident, the music has always a distinctive melodic sense influenced by the Western European tradition and his Neapolitan heritage. Due to its variety and melodic taste, the repertoire has proven to be appreciated by a wide range of music lovers who are also after something different and stimulating.