January 11, 2008
Ray Luck to perform at Peace Memorial Hall

DISTINGUISHED GUYANESE concert Pianist RAY LUCK will perform a Piano Recital at the Peace Memorial Hall on Sunday, January 27, at 7:00pm.{{more}}

This unique concert appearance in Kingstown will be the final stop on the itinerary of a Caribbean tour that began late December 2007 with a concert to mark the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Saint Lucia School of Music.

It will feature a number of popular Romantic favourites, including works by Chopin, Haydn, Granados and Dukas. While continuing to maintain a musical presence in the Caribbean—foremost as visiting artist-teacher at the Saint Lucia School of Music—Ray Luck has performed in several musical capitals of the world and toured on five continents. Concerts at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and New York’s Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center followed his prizewinning debut at Geneva’s International Musical Competition, as well as solo appearances with the Suisse Romande Orchestra, Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, and City of London Sinfonia.

As a high school student in Georgetown, Guyana, Ray Luck obtained the Licentiate and Fellowship diplomas from the Royal Schools of Music and Trinity College of Music, London. He later graduated with music degrees and diplomas from the Royal College of Music and London University, Paris’s Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, and finally earned a music doctorate from Indiana University at Bloomington.

In 2002, he was appointed the Charles A. Dana professor emeritus of music at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia, and under the aegis of the US State Department’s Fulbright Program he served as a visiting lecturer in the Caribbean, Greece, and Canada. In recognition of his outstanding musical accomplishment, he was admitted a Member of the Order of Service by the Government of Guyana and awarded the Cacique’s Crown of Honour.

During this visit to St. Vincent, Dr. Luck will give a master class for piano students and teachers on Saturday, January 26, from 9am to 12 noon at the Peace Memorial Hall.

All music-lovers are welcome to attend this free event. Those interested in performing in the master class may contact Mr. Patrick Prescod at 457 2883 for more information.