Luka Coetzee


Cellist Luka Coetzee made her solo debut in 2015 at age 11 with the Calgary Civic Symphony. Seven years later, in 2022, she received First Prize at the Pablo Casals International Award (Spain), First Prize at the Johansen International Strings Competition (USA), a special prize and Second Prize at the Dotzauer International Competition (Germany), and a special prize at the UNISA International Strings Competition (South Africa). She also performed last year as soloist with the University Symphony Orchestra in Dresden, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, and the National Philharmonic Orchestra. As a member of the LGT Young Soloists, Luka also recorded the Beethoven A Major Sonata on NAXOS. She has performed in concert halls including the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Berlin Philharmonie, the Tonhalle Zürich, Victoria Hall in Singapore, and at the Rheingau Musik Festival. She is currently studying at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt.