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Luc Kleiner

About this Artist

Vocalist, composer, and music educator Luc Kleiner has sung in countless performances by the Los Angeles Master Chorale since joining the group in 2014, and was featured in Peter Sellars’ stagings of Musikalische Exequien by Schütz and Lagrime di San Pietro by Lassus. In addition to being a frequent soloist with the Chorale, Kleiner has soloed with Oregon Bach festival, Seraphic Fire, Encompass Music, Jacaranda Music, Synchromy, and Bach Akademie Charlotte; and has worked closely with ensembles such as Street Symphony, Tonality, PRISM, and others. Kleiner is a co-founder of Musica Transalpina baroque ensemble, a new LA-based vocal and period-instrument group dedicated to the rigorous study and historically-informed performance of forgotten sacred works from the seventeenth century. Luc can be heard on many film and television soundtracks, from Star Wars and Super Bowl halftime shows to horror films and the Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse.

Kleiner maintains faculty positions at several colleges in Los Angeles, and currently sits as adjunct professor of vocal pedagogy at Pomona College. Kleiner earned a Master’s of Fine Arts in performance and composition from California Institute of the Arts, studying with Wolfgang von Schweinitz, and a Bachelor’s of Music in vocal performance from California State University Long Beach, studying with Tim MacDougall. As an active participant in the ongoing tradition and revival of shape-note and Sacred Harp singing on the west coast, Luc has developed a fluency adapting shape-note tunes into progressive art songs. Kleiner sang in recent LA performances of Dylan Mattingly’s The Bakkhai, and premiered the solo baritone role in Ellen Reid’s Dreams of the New World at Disney Hall. Luc returns to the Salzburg Festival for several performances with LA Master Chorale this summer, and fondly recalls sharing a single shot of espresso with Arvo Pärt at the festival in 2019.