Luke Carbon is a woodwind multi-instrumentalist and educator based in Melbourne. An orchestral musician, chamber player, and fluent improviser, he attended the Australian National Academy of Music during 2015-2016 and was awarded a Master of Music Research, the Musica Viva Chamber Music Prize, and a programming award for his exploration of third stream music.
Luke is a guest musician on both clarinet and saxophone with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria, a guest clarinetist with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Victorian Opera, and has performed with ELISION, Ensemble Offspring, and Rubiks Collective.
Recent festival appearances include the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival, Metropolis, Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music, Dots+Loops, and the Brisbane Music Festival. Luke has performed numerous national and international premieres by composers including Yitzhak Yedid, Gunther Schuller, William Russo, Christine McCombe, and Kate Moore, amongst many others.
His woodwind/percussion ensemble Enyato Duo, with Thea Rossen, has additionally commissioned works by Paul Dean, Samantha Wolf, and Tim Hansen. As a doubler on clarinet, saxophone, flute, oboe, and bassoon, Luke has played close to a dozen professional musical theatre productions, including West Side Story, The Sound of Music, and Evita. He is a current member of the Musica Viva in Schools group Water, Water, Everywhere, which reached its 200th performance in 2019. Luke teaches clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon at Wesley College.
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