MEET THE ARTISTS
“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 Washington and Hawaii, her recent engagements include solo appearances for Chamber Music Northwest, United for Ukraine, Fear No Music, Makrokosmos Project, Kenny Endo, March Music Moderne, Portland Taiko, the Astoria Music Festival, Music in the Woods, Cascadia Composers, and for All Classical Portland’s live radio broadcasts, with additional performances for the Willamette Valley Chamber Music Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, Portland Piano International, TedX Portland, Friends of Chamber Music, 45th Parallel, and Oregon Music Festival. 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.
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. Learn more at amelialukas.com.
(photo by Rachel Hadiashar)