Hailing from the mountains of Colorado, Luke Fatora was drawn to the violin after hearing fiddle music in the hills of Appalachia. He has performed in contexts that include fiddling for square dances, improvising with dancers and DJs, and performing contemporary and traditional classical music in the World Financial Center and Carnegie Hall. Also having pursued an interest in conducting, Luke served as the Music Director for the Summit Community Orchestra between completing a B.M. at the Oberlin Conservatory and a M.M. at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He served as a 2017-2019 Musician Fellow at Community MusicWorks in Providence, RI where he taught individuals and coached ensembles while also performing chamber music in experimental and traditional concert series.
Luke’s multimedia works pair music with imagery to strive towards making abstract experiences more tangible – they draw inspiration from the ability music and imagery have to communicate what fleetingly escapes language. Works range anywhere from playing with giving imagery to abstract musical representations of landscapes and natural elements to using imagery and music to explore societal drivers of climate change.