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Luke Krafka

Cello from Brooklyn, NY - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$200 - $1000 per event
Hello! I am a professional cellist living in Brooklyn, NY with years of experience performing at weddings, parties, events....etc. I am a classically trained cellist, and have all kinds of fun performing pop, blue grass and jazz standards as well. If you are looking for a solo cellist, or are interested in a string trio or string quartet, I am happy to work as your liaison to getting you the right music for your event. Here is my bio below for more details. Thanks!!

Luke Krafka (BM and MM in Cello Performance at the Boston Conservatory on full scholarship), regularly performs both chamber and solo recitals in Boston, New York City, Canada and Western Europe. Mr. Krafka has attended numerous music festivals around the world including the Heifetz International Music Festival, Meadowmount School of Music, Salem New Music Festival, Casalmaggiore International Music Festival in Italy and The Bach Academy in Germany.

Major competitions won include 3rd Prize at the ICMEC International Chamber Music Competition with his piano trio, the Lumiere Trio and 2nd prize at the Alexander/Buono International Chamber Music Festival with his string duo, Bermont/Krafka. He has had the opportunity to perform at some of the most prestigious venues in the world including Symphony Hall, Paul Hall at the Juilliard School, Jordan Hall, Monticelli Hall in Italy and the Hatch Shell in Boston. Mr. Krafka's cello professors include Mihail Jojatu (Boston Symphony Orchestra cellist), Leo Eguchi, Bill Rounds (Boston Esplanade Orchestra), Andrew Mark (Head of Strings at The Boston Conservatory), and Mela Tenenbaum (Concert Soloist). While Mr. Krafka attended school, he took masterclasses with Colin Carr, Dennis Hopper, Norman Fischer, Also Parisot, Ron Leonard, Tim Eddy, Allison Eldridge, and members of the Lions Gate Trio, Triple Helix Trio, and the Lydian Quartet.

Mr. Krafka has performed at some of the biggest music halls in the world including Symphony Hall, Paul Hall at the Juilliard School, Jordan Hall, Monticelli Hall in Italy and the Hatch Shell in Boston. Along with a very active orchestral, chamber and teaching career, Mr. Krafka donates his time to organizations such as Project Step (a program that helps get inner city children into classical music) and Winsor Music (a program that sets up chamber concerts for nursing homes and homeless shelters). Mr. Krafka recently finished up a tour of Germany playing assistant-principal with the JSB Ensemble and performing works by Bach in Stuttgart and Eisennach. Mr. Krafka currently studies with Mrs. Mela Tenenbaum.
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!

Wedding Ceremony

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Luke provided an elegant touch to my perfect fall wedding. We highly recommend with our greatest appreciation. He is a talented professional. I only wish we had a longer wedding to enjoy his playing! Thank you so much Luke!

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Engagement Party

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Luke was excellent. His music was lovely andhe was charming. He was a great hit.

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2015
Jan
20
Birthday Party (Adult)
Brooklyn, NY
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2014
Oct
25
Wedding Ceremony
Staten Island, NY
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2014
Oct
10
Wedding Ceremony
New York, NY
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
2014
Aug
9
Wedding Ceremony
Riverhead, NY
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2014
Jul
12
Wedding Ceremony
Spring Valley, NY
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
2014
Jun
21
Engagement Party
Brooklyn, NY
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Any Classical Piece
Any Composer
Any Song
Beatles
Any Piece arranged for Strings
Pop Music
Cello
Classical Cello
Chamber Music Cello
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Luke Krafka will also travel to Jamaica, Flushing, Far Rockaway, Arverne, Inwood, Long Island City, Cedarhurst, Lawrence, New York, Valley Stream, Woodmere, Atlantic Beach, Elmont, Floral Park, Hewlett, Glen Oaks, Lynbrook, Malverne, Bronx, East Rockaway, Franklin Square, Hoboken, Jersey City, New Hyde Park, Garden City, Great Neck, Island Park, Long Beach, Oceanside, Paramus.
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