Canadian pianist Luke Welch was born and grew up in Mississauga, Ontario. He played his first public performance at age seven, later completed Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, and accomplished further graduate studies in the Netherlands.
He has performed extensively on the international stage including appearances in Canada, United States of America, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and New Zealand. Other highlight performances include recitals at St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, Castletown House in Ireland, St. Andrew’s-on-the-Terrace in Wellington (NZ), Music Mondays at Holy Trinity in Toronto, FCAP in Amsterdam, and Beethoven Haus in Bonn, Germany. He made his concerto debut in 2004 with the Durham Chamber Orchestra, and has since performed with a number of orchestras including Greenway Strings, Mumbles Symphony Orchestra, and Winchmore String Orchestra.
He has received national and international awards and grants based in both North America and Europe, and in addition to his performance commitments and private teaching, he has been working with a number of national and international academies and arts institutions. Welch’s highly-anticipated second album ‘Crossing Borders’ was released in 2017 to critical acclaim.