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Luke Welch was born in Toronto, Canada and grew up in the nearby city of Mississauga. He played his first public recital at age twelve.
His first private piano instructors include Kyzysztof Jedrysik and Catherine Kuzeljevich, and he later completed Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at the University of Western Ontario in Canada under the tutelage of John-Paul Bracey.
Welch has also participated in the classes of distinguished artists including Jean-Bernard Pommier, Cécile Ousset, Dang Thai Son, André Laplante, Jean-Paul Sevilla, and Stéphane Lemelin. In 2004, he made his concerto debut with the Durham Chamber Orchestra, and has performed extensively on the international stage including in Canada, United States, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom incluing England, Scotland, and Wales. He has appeared with the Mumbles Symphony Orchestra in Wales (conducted by David John), and in 2013 presented a master class and three-day series of performances as recitalist and soloist with the Greenway Strings in England.
In May 2015, Welch completed his first tour through New Zealand. These performances, which received great acclaim, included stops in Christchurch, Wellington, Taupo, Auckland, and Kerikeri. Welch has also made appearances at the Beethoven Haus in Bonn, Germany as well as the prestigious St. Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh, the Turner Centre in Kerikeri (New Zealand), and Music Mondays series in Toronto, Canada. He made his big-screen debut in the acclaimed Dutch short-film 'Het Cadeau' (2015), and in November 2015 made his London debut which included a performance at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square.
He has received national and international awards and grants based in both Canada and Europe, and in 2010 he completed further graduate studies at the Codarts Rotterdam Conservatory (Netherlands) while studying in the class of Aquiles Delle Vigne. In addition to his performance commitments and private teaching, he has been working at the Codarts Rotterdam Conservatory as well as a number of national and international arts institutions.
In 2015, Welch also released his debut solo piano album entitled 'The Universal Language'. The album includes works by Schumann, Chopin, Morawetz, and Schubert - and can be purchased in the 'Album' section of his website at http://www.lukewelch.ca/album.
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