Amelia Lukas


“Known for her especially pure tone, flexible technique, and passionate performances,” (Artslandia) flutist Amelia Lukas performs with “a fine balance of virtuosity and poetry.” (The New York Times) A Powell Flutes Artist and Portland resident, she “excels at bringing drama and fire to hyper-modernist works with challenging extended techniques.” (Oregon ArtsWatch) In addition to her solo show "Natural Homeland: Honoring Ukraine" at the Alberta Rose Theatre and throughout the West Coast, her recent engagements include solo appearances for Chamber Music Northwest, the Portland Japanese Garden, United for Ukraine, Fear No Music, Makrokosmos Project, Kenny Endo, March Music Moderne, Portland Taiko, the Astoria Music Festival, Leach Botanical Garden, World Beat Festival, Music in the Woods, Cascadia Composers, the New Music Gathering, and for All Classical Portland’s live radio broadcasts, with additional performances for the Oregon Bach Festival, TedX Portland, SoundsTruck NW, Willamette Valley Chamber Music Festival, Friends of Chamber Music, 45th Parallel, Portland Piano International, and Oregon Music Festival. She is the Principal Flautist with the Portland Chamber Orchestra.

Lukas’ career includes founding and directing the “truly original… impeccably curated” (Time Out New York) multimedia chamber series Ear Heart Music, membership in the American Modern Ensemble, and performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Stone, Bargemusic, (Le) Poisson Rouge, Roulette, and New Music New York Festival. She holds degrees from the Royal Academy of Music (London), where she received three prizes for musical excellence, and from the Manhattan School of Music, where she was an inaugural class member for the Master’s Degree in Contemporary Performance. Amelia is a Chamber Music Northwest Board Member and offers creative strategy and public relations services as the Principal and Founder of Aligned Artistry.

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(photo by Rachel Hadiashar)

Amelia Lukas