Luca Antonucci

Orchestra Artistic Director, 2018-2022Luca Antonucci

Luca Antonucci brings dynamism and incisive musicianship to performances throughout New England as a conductor, vocalist, and trumpeter. A native of Watertown, MA, Mr. Antonucci holds a B.A. from Amherst College, and an M.M. in Orchestral Conducting from the Hartt School, where he studied with Edward Cumming and Glen Adsit.

He has appeared throughout the US and Europe in masterclasses with faculty including Paul Vermel, Donald Portnoy, Peter Jaffe, Diane Wittry, Mark Shapiro, and Neil Varon. Mr. Antonucci’s scholarly work has been published in the Journal of the Arnold Schönberg Center, and he was the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in 2015 to pursue research on Arnold Schönberg at the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna, Austria.

As a conductor, his recent appearances include Orchestra Without Borders Boston, the Massachusetts Music Educators Association, the Zamir Chorale of Boston, and the Pioneer Valley Symphony, where he was Assistant Conductor through 2018.

A passionate educator and advocate for community music-making, Mr. Antonucci currently holds positions as Middle and Upper School Band Director at the Brimmer and May School and Music Director of the First Parish of Cohasset; he has also served as Conductor of the Pioneer Valley Symphony Youth Orchestra and is the founding director of the Brookline Chamber Singers, in Brookline, MA. During the summers, he is a member of the faculty of the Rivers School Conservatory Summer Music Program, in Weston, MA, where he teaches Theory, coaches chamber music, and directs the Wind Ensemble.

Conversation with Luca Antonucci