"collaboration and a mutual search for inspiration and transcendence in this art....these skills cultivate a vision" - Luke Ratcliffe
Dr. Luke Alexander Ratcliffe is an acclaimed concert pianist, composer, collaborator and teacher. As an American-Armenian pianist, his cultural heritage and unique interpretational style transcend into profound insight of piano literature, delivering highly captivating performances.
Luke profound insight into a vast repertoire and passion for sharing music has taken him through national and international concerts. His repertoire includes music from classical canons to lesser-known composers and new music, for which he advocates beautifully. Luke is actively involved in lectures, compositions, transcriptions and other such projects.
Dr. Ratcliffe taught piano and music theory to students and completed his Doctoral degree in Piano Performance with a concentration in Piano Pedagogy at the Cleveland Institute of Music, under the baton of world renounced artist, Antonio Pompa-Baldi.
Dr. Ratcliffe is currently teaching individual and group piano performance, giving master classes and collaborating with global musicians at the Levine School of Music in Washington DC. He has an actively growing private music studio in Northern Virginia.
This website gives you a worthy preview of Dr. Ratcliffe's artistic life.
"He is a fantastic pianist, gifted with facility and naturalness at the keyboard...great communicator. Luke Ratcliffe is a mature musician, a refined interpreter and a virtuoso...Luke is a great colleague to have"
"Luke is a sensitive and virtuosic master of the piano, with skillful use of tone, touch and voicing...yields unique interpretations."