Luciano De Luca
Luciano De Luca was born in Tivoli, near Rome. He is Principal Euphonium of the Italian Brass Band, and a member of the National Police Wind Orchestra of Italy.
At the age of four, Luciano began studying euphonium first with his father, then continued with Matteo
Caramaschi, euphonium player in the National Police wind orchestra of Italy. In 2006 he completed his euphonium studies with Steven Mead at the Higher Institute of Band studies in Trento, obtaining a higher degree.
In 2007, he obtained his Academic Trombone Degree cum Laude at the St. Cecilia Conservatory of
Music in Rome with Vincenzo Tiso as his teacher. 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 courses and masterclasses with Andrea Conti, Jaques Mauger, Jay Freidman, Charles Vernon, Anne Jelle Visser,
Gianluca Gagliardi and Federico Ventura. He has worked with some of the world’s foremost conductors, including Riccardo Muti, Daniel Barenboim, Myung Whun Chung, Lorin Mazel, Riccardo Chailly, Zubin Mehta, Maurizio Billi, Markus Stenz, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Alessio Vlad, Asher Fish and Roberto Granata, and has toured England, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and China.
Luciano has also won several orchestral auditions, including 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 taught numerous masterclasses in cultural and musical institutions in Italy and abroad, including The Academy of International Euphonium in France.
From 2016 he has been Professor of High Specialisation Courses in Euphonium in San Polo Dei Cavalieri, his country of origin.