Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3, William Aston Hall, 2020
"...24-year-old Luke, who has been described as one of Wrexham’s most exciting young musical talents, saw his performance on the night receiving a standing ovation and three encores of music by Rachmaninov and Scarlatti...Rarely have I heard playing of such clarity and the orchestra responded to his sound splendidly.
The whole performance was justly rewarded with one of the most spectacular ovations we have ever witnessed..."
- Review by Wrexham.com
Ravel Left Hand Concerto, Bridgewater Hall, 2019
"...This year we heard a solo pianist surely destined for great things...Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand requires a formidable technique, and he was up for that, but even more appealing was the gentle and poetic quality he brought to its later solo sections..."
- Robert Beale, Author and Critic at Manchester Evening News, Opera Now and Classical Music.
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 with Orchestra of the Swan, 2019
"...subtle changes in colouring and phrasing allowing the music to breathe naturally, his pianism clear and well-shaped...In a spirited, pointed finale it was exhilarating how pianist met orchestra at the tops of runs, and Chopin's "Waterfall" Study released impressive virtuosity as an encore..."
- Christopher Morley, Critic at Birmingham Post
Steinway Hall Recital, 2019
"...I think there can be little doubt amongst those present in Steinway Hall that here was playing of infallible authority ...It was ‘The Landscapes’ by Mompou that opened Luke’s very original programme which was realised with extraordinary clarity and a seemingly infallible touch that revealed colours and atmospheres of the most sensitive of stylists... he conjured magic colours out of the air with the delicacy and icedrop precision of a Michelangeli...His absolute control and extraordinary sense of line was a very persuasive advocate for the Medtner Sonata...In Prokofiev here was a meticulous attention to detail and the crystal clear clarity, sense of line and rhythmic impetus made up for any slight imperfections in this marathon work. Such was his architectural vision and sense of colour that any other considerations were swept away by his sheer conviction and total command of the keyboard.."
- Christopher Axworthy, Artistic Director at the Keyboard Charitable Trust