Luca Antonucci

Luca Antonucci

Conductor and trumpeter Luca Antonucci brings dynamism and incisive musicianship to performances throughout New England. A native of Watertown, MA, Antonucci holds an M.M. in Orchestral Conducting from the Hartt School, where he studied with Edward Cumming and Glen Adsit.

Luca is the recipient of a B.A. from Amherst College, where he graduated summa cum Laude. Luca spent the 2014-15 academic year as a Fulbright Fellow in Vienna, Austria, where he published work on Arnold Schönberg in the Journal of the Arnold Schönberg Center. His article, "Schönberg Conducts Mahler: Exploring A Performance from Schönberg's East Coast Year" can be found in the Journal of the Arnold Schönberg Center.

He is currently a Doctoral student in Conducting at the University of Michigan, where he conducts the Campus Philharmonia Orchestra and the Michigan Pops.

With a repertoire ranging from world premieres to Beethoven Symphonies, Luca is the founder and director of the Orchestra WIthout Borders Boston and was the conductor of the Manchester Symphony Orchestra in Manchester, CT and the Lincoln-Sudbury Civic Orchestra in Lincoln, MA from 2019-2022. Previously, he was Assistant Conductor and Youth Orchestra Conductor of the Pioneer Valley Symphony, where he created a chamber music program and oversaw successful recruiting and community-outreach programs. He has appeared throughout the US and Europe in conducting masterclasses with noted teachers including Benjamin Zander, Paul Vermel, Donald Portnoy, Peter Jaffe, Diane Wittry, Neil Varon.

An enthusiastic advocate of choral music, Luca has worked in a number of church music positions, most recently as Music Director and Organist at the First Parish, Unitarian Universalist in Cohasset, MA, where he conducted the Choir and Children's Choir in 2018-19. He currently leads the Boston Summer Singers, formerly the Brookline Chamber Singers, a volunteer ensemble noted for its annual benefit concert in support of the Womens' Lunch Place of Greater Boston. He was previously the Conducting Intern for the world-renowned Zamir Chorale of Boston under Dr. Joshua Jacobson.

Additionally, Luca maintains an active schedule as a performer on the trumpet, performing across New England. Recent performances have included appearances with Bay Colony Brass, the Newton Symphony, the New Philharmonia Orchestra under Ken-David Masur, the DuBois Orchestra, and Boston Bruckner Festival Orchestra. He is especially interested in free improvisation and the traditional brass band literature of Eastern Europe. In 2014/15, Luca was recognized as Official Musical Ambassador of the Musikverein Leopoldau, an award-winning wind band in Vienna, Austria.

In addition to performing, Mr. Antonucci is a committed educator passionate about teaching music at all levels. From 2017 to 2022, he was the Middle and Upper School Instrumental and General Music Teacher at the Brimmer and May School in Chestnut Hill, MA, where he directed a variety of Classical, Jazz, and Rock ensembles, as well as offering classes on music theory, music history (including a popular History of Hip-Hop course), songwriting and composition. He was the conductor of the MMEA Western Junior District Orchestra in 2018 and a frequent clinician at local schools. In addition, Luca is a beloved member of the faculty at Lasell Village in Newton, MA, where he teaches classes to residents on topics including Charles Ives, Mozart Operas, Kurt Weill, and the music of Latin America.

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