Luke Stence

Bass

Hometown: Austin, TX
Alma maters: Yale University, Manhattan School of Music
Awards/Competitions: 2014 Homer Mensch Award, Manhattan School of Music
Appearances: New Haven Symphony, Talea Ensemble, Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, Music Academy of the West, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, New York Choral National Repertory Orchestra, Chelsea Music Festival, The Next Festival of Emerging Aritists, South By Southwest
Twitter: @LukeVerbatim
Favorite piece to play: Mozart’s operas
Favorite obscure piece: A Companion Guide to Rome by Andrew Norman
Favorite musical memory: Performing Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony with Semyon Bychkov and the Britten-Pears Orchestra
Which composer would have had the best social media: Robert Schumann—I would love to read his tweets!
Favorite non-classical musician or band: The Talking Heads
Musical guilty pleasure: Ignition (Remix) by R. Kelly
Best album to have on repeat: Pinkerton by Weezer
What recording would you take to a deserted island: A box set of Bach’s cantatas. (Is that cheating?)
Favorite non-musical hobby or activity: Running in nature
Favorite book: The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

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