Luke playingLuke Rinderknecht, percussion, made his debut with The Cleveland Orchestra in 2001, performing Paul Creston’s Marimba Concerto at Severance Hall. He has performed orchestral and chamber music on four continents as a member of Metropolis Ensemble, The Knights, Festival Chamber Music, Verbier Festival Orchestra, CityMusic Cleveland, and No Exit, among others, and as a guest with Alarm Will Sound, the Metropolitan Opera, Buffalo Philharmonic, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Luke appears on the Buffalo Philharmonic’s double Grammy award winning recording of John Corigliano’s Mr. Tambourine Man, and has recorded three albums with The Knights on Sony Classical. He has appeared in many diverse groups and settings, from the Qatar Philharmonic at the United Nations in NYC, to indie rock band The Dirty Projectors and Alarm Will Sound at Lincoln Center, Disney Hall, and the Barbican, to performances of Benjamin Britten’s opera “The Turn of the Screw” conducted by Lorin Maazel at the late maestro’s Castleton Festival. Luke has also performed in musicals, on Broadway in “Legally Blonde” and regionally in “Les Miserables.” As a chamber musician, Luke has had the pleasure of performing with amazing partners in his role as a faculty member of the Bowdoin International Music Festival the past five summers. While living in New York he performed annually at Carnegie’s Weill Hall with Festival Chamber Music. In Cleveland he has appeared in recital with Dan Lippel at MOCA through the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society and Cleveland Museum of Art. He received his Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from Juilliard, where he studied with Daniel Druckman, Gordon Gottlieb, and Greg Zuber, and was the 2005 recipient of the Peter Mennin Prize for outstanding achievement and leadership in music.

Luke Rinderknecht, percussion