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Luke Rinderknecht

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Luke Rinderknecht holds undergraduate and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Daniel Druckman, Gordon Gottlieb and Greg Zuber, and was the 2005 recipient of the Peter Mennin Prize for outstanding achievement and leadership in music. He made his debut with the Cleveland Orchestra performing Paul Creston’s Marimba Concerto. He has performed orchestral and chamber music on four continents as a member of the Metropolis Ensemble, The Knights and Festival Chamber Music, and has appeared as a guest with Alarm Will Sound, the Metropolitan Opera, Buffalo Philharmonic, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. He appears on the Buffalo Philharmonic’s double Grammy award-winning recording of John Corigliano’s Mr. Tambourine Man, and has recorded two albums with The Knights. Recent performance highlights include concerts with The Dirty Projectors and Alarm Will Sound at Lincoln Center, Disney Hall and the London Barbican, as well as performances of Britten’s Turn of the Screw at Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Festival. At the Juilliard School, he is Chamber Music Manager and manager of the New Juilliard Ensemble.

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August 7, 2018

CityMusic Cleveland strives for more as it approaches its 15th season Story and photography by Michael C. Butz On a sweltering and stormy evening in mid-May, the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus presented a special Saturday night service, of sorts. It was a program that typically takes place only four times a year at the […]



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