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Luke Styles

Born: 1982

Nationality: British and Australian

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Luke Styles is a composer, published by Music Sales’ G.Schirmer Australia, prior to which he was one of the few composers represented by IMG Artists.

Luke was the first Glyndebourne Young Composer-in-Residence and the first Composer-in-residence at the Foundling Museum since Handel.

Luke’s operas have been performed on the famous Glyndebourne main stage and at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of conductors such as Vladimir Jurowski.

Luke has recently completed his first Australian opera Ned Kelly which premiered to critical acclaim at the 2019 Perth Festival. Most recently Luke’s song cycle On Bunyah, written for Mark Padmore and the Britten Sinfonia, setting poetry by Les Murray, premiered at the Wigmore Hall, London followed by the Australian premiere at the Coriole Music Festival, Adelaide: “Styles’s On Bunyah is magnificent and just like the poem is raw, not polite.”The Australian.

Luke is currently working on a new Oboe Concerto for five chamber orchestras in Australia, UK, Germany and Spain as well as new dance works for performance in Finland, operas in the UK and USA and orchestral works for Australian and British orchestras.
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