To arrange an engagement, contact Brian directly at or via phone at 1 + (520) 621-7015.

As a Yamaha Performing Artist, Brian's appearance at your master class or clinic may be eligible for funding from Yamaha Corporation of America, whose goals are the continued improvement of music education throughout the globe. Contact either Brian or Yamaha Artist Support regarding this financial underwriting.

Brief Biography

Flutist Brian Luce, “an authoritative soloist” praised for his “technical agility” and “lyric power,” teaches at The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music and is a member of the Arizona Wind Quintet. He was principal flute of the Champaign-Urbana, Midland-Odessa, and Johnstown symphony orchestras, and has also performed with the Dallas Chamber Orchestra, Dallas Bach Society, Abilene Philharmonic, Dallas Wind Symphony, and Keystone Wind Ensemble. Brian performs and presents master classes worldwide and he won prizes in the National Flute Association, Myrna Brown, Mid-South, and Kingsville International young artist competitions. His compositions, arrangements, and realizations are published by Editions BIM and IntegrityInk, and his articles on performance and pedagogy have appeared in Flute Talk Magazine. An expert on Soviet-era music, he has given lecture-recitals based upon his award-winning dissertation, Light from Behind the Iron Curtain: Style and Structure in Edison Denisov’s Quatre Pièces pour flûte et piano. A Yamaha Artist, Brian has played Yamaha flutes exclusively since 1996.

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Both Luce and Woods shine; that final fourth movement, Allegro con moto, has more moto than one would have thought possible. The sweetness of the flute's upper register in the sparse lyrical interludes enchants, and the cadenza that leads to the exciting climax of the final few notes is clarity defined.
The Flutist Quarterly
Luce gives one smashingly great performance here. The final ascending scales of the fourth movement,Allegro Scherzando, rocket the listener into the outer space orbits pictured on the cover! Spectacular!
The Flutist Quarterly
...This proved no problem for Luce whose ridiculous technical agility gave the impression of making the ending seem almost too easy...
Brian Luce is an authoritative soloist.
American Record Guide
This release should be of particular interest for the less known, seldom recorded Denisov and Smirnova, though everything on it is enjoyable from beginning to end. Brian Luce plays with flair and intelligence...
American Record Guide the Ravel Suite...flutist Brian A Luce performed his major part with great lyric power...
Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette
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