*1995 in the USA
Since 2021 Kronberg Academy Professional Studies
Studies with Frank Helmerson funded by the Annika and Wolfgang Fink Scholarship
Born 1995 in Miami, Edward Luengo is a Venezuelan-American cellist from a family of pilots and aviation. His principal teachers include Maria Antonieta Salas, Aaron Merritt and Jean-Michel Fonteneau. He studied with Philippe Muller at the Manhattan School of Music where he also worked extensively with Heasook Rhee and Sylvia Rosenberg. He has also attended masterclasses with Natasha Brofsky, Thomas Demenga, Clive Greensmith, Steven Isserlis, Hans Jørgen Jensen, Laurence Lesser and Jérôme Pernoo.
A glimpse into my world: Edward Luengo
As a soloist, Luengo gave his concerto debut in 2016 with the Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra conducted by David Ramadanoff performing William Walton’s Cello Concerto. He was a semi-finalist at the Sphinx Competition in 2017 (with Honorable Mention) and in 2020. In 2019, he received the first prize of the Concurso Jóvenes Intérpretes supported by the Fundación Maria Paula Alonso, and later that same year won the third prize of the IX Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition.
Passionate about chamber music, he has been fortunate to participate at the Orford Academy, National Arts Centre Young Artists Program (2017), Domaine Forget, Festival Ravel and Festival MusicAlp. He received the Fond Dany Pouchucq Chamber Music Prize at Festival Ravel for a performance of Guillaume Lekeu’s Piano Quartet “Unfinished” in 2018. In addition, Luengo has benefitted from inspiring performance opportunities, working with artists like Miguel Da Silva to perform Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht, and most recently giving a concert of the Schubert Octet with artists at Music from Salem directed by Lila Brown. He is grateful for the privilege of having worked with artists such as Emmanuelle Bertrand, Colin Carr, Walter Delahunt, Julia Lichten, Johannes Moser, Michel Strauss, Ian Swensen, Shai Wosner, and ensembles like the Borromeo, Danish, New Orford and Takács string quartets.
Edward Luengo attended the Kronberg Academy Cello Masterclasses in 2018. Since October of 2021 he has been studying at Kronberg Academy with Frans Helmerson. The studies are funded by the Annika and Wolfgang Fink Scholarship.
Edward Luengo in concert
Last updated: September 2021