LUCA SESTAK

About Luca

Musical achievements

2008 At age 13, 1st prize at "Jugend musiziert" contest with advancement to the state contest level
First public solo perofrmances with Boogie-Woogie and blues piano.
2010 First TV performance German television.
His own regular monthly blues concert program “Blues im Schaf” in Karlsruhe
Release of first album "Lost in Boogie"
2011 Honored with the German Boogie Woogie Award "Discovery of the year"
2012 Summerjazz Prize and YAMAHA prize at Summerjazz festival in Pinneberg, Germany
2014 Release of second album NEW WAY
2015 Studies at Popakademie, University of Popular Music and Music Business, Mannheim, Germany
2016 Performance at "Lahnsteiner Bluesfestival" with live broadcast on German TV
2018 Three week long China concert Tour with concerts, TV performances and masterclasses in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guengzhou, Zhengzhou, Zhoukou, Pingdingshan and Hong Kong
today Total of 20 million views on YouTube videos
Numerous performances at various festivals and concerts all over the world among headliners like Jamie Cullum, Gregory Porter, Stanley Clarke, Lisa Simone, Linda Gail Lewis all over Europe, Norway, Tunisia and the USA

Biography

Luca was born on January 10, 1995 in Celle (Niedersachsen). At age 7 he was introduced to the piano by his father, but didn’t show much interest. For that reason two years later his parents sent him to a piano teacher who still gives him classical lessons. In 2008 Luca took part in the local piano solo competition “Youth plays music” and won 1st prize with advancement to the State Contest level. After two years of classical piano lessons Luca accidentally discovered jazz and with that also the Blues and Boogie Woogie. He self-trained and studied his first pieces of this music style and presented them at various occasions with great success.

At age 11 he published some of his pieces on the internet platform YouTube where they quickly achieved great popularity. With rising recognition numerous performances at festivals and concerts followed in his home country as well as abroad with big-name pianists of the genre. From 2010 to 2012 Luca presented his own concert series under the name of “Blues im Schaf” in Karlsruhe.

Luca recorded his first CD album “Lost in Boogie” in August 2010. One year later, Luca participated in the biggest Boogie Woogie Festival of the world in Laroquebrou, France.

In 2014 Luca released his second album NEW WAY.

Since 2015 Luca studies "Popular Music Design" at the University of Popular Music and Music Business in Mannheim, Germany.

Today Luca’s program contains mainly his own compositions and interpretations in which he expresses his unmistakable style. He includes in these the most varied directions of music from the blues and boogie through jazz and funk all the way to pop, rock and classical music.

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