Luke Magee, piano
Luke Magee (piano), 17, from LaGrange, Illinois, is a senior at Vine Academy and a member of Merit School of Music’s Conservatory. Luke participates in the piano program and is also a percussionist in the Wind Symphony and Philharmonic, and is in the Kepley percussion studio. He studies with Ann Birman, Maya Galperin, Elena Doubovitskia, Brandon Podjasek, and Angela Kepley. Luke has been playing piano for 12 years and participates in piano forums, master classes, and duet rehearsals. He is also a percussionist in large ensembles such as Merit’s Philharmonic (Principle Timpanist) and the Merit Wind Ensemble (Principle Percussion. Among his many accomplishments, Luke placed first in the 2021 Merit Solo Competition, first in the Charleston International Baroque, European and Summer competitions, second in the 2021 Society of American Musicians, and he won a gold medal in the North Shore Teacher Association Sonata Competition. Outside of music, Luke enjoys playing chess and other strategy games as well as flying his drone and taking high altitude pictures and videos. He also moderates a large number of discord servers (digital communities centered around members’ interests, such as gaming, music, or watching movies) and enjoys following the stock market.
Listen to Luke
It’s Lovely Here and Floods of Spring, for piano duo by Sergei Rachmaninoff arranged by Viktor Babin