MEET THE ARTISTS
Amelia Lukas is a member of Fear No Music and has worked with many notable living composers including Joan Tower, Kaija Saariaho, Mario Davidovsky, David Lang, Aaron Jay Kernis, Tania Leon, Thomas Svoboda, Robert Patterson, Gabriela Lena Frank, Kenji Bunch, Lewis Nielson, Mikael Karlsson, Angelica Negron, David Schiff, and Texu Kim. Lukas was one of two flutists in the inaugural class of thirteen musicians to earn Master’s Degrees in Contemporary Performance from the Manhattan School of Music in 2009, and graduated on The Dean’s List. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Royal Academy of Music in London where she received three prizes for musical excellence. Her greatest mentors include John Heiss, Trevor Wye, Kate Hill, William Bennett, Patricia Morris, and Tara Helen O’Connor.
In addition to her performance work, Lukas is an inspired communications expert and modern production pioneer, driven to enrich and strengthen artistic communities. She specializes in maximizing the impact of artistic work, creating audiences who are more deeply connected to and engaged in the arts. She is the Principal and Founder of Aligned Artistry, which offers sophisticated public relations consulting services to Portland artists and arts organizations, now considered “the gold standard for arts consulting in Oregon.” (Kenji Bunch, composer) In 2020, she joined the Board of Directors for Chamber Music Northwest, serving on a task force that helped the organization transition to a successful virtual season during the pandemic which became a model for festivals across the country.
(photo by Rachel Hadiashar)