*1995 in the USA
2022 Chamber Music Connects the World, participant
2022 Kronberg Academy Festival, concert
Since 2021 Kronberg Academy Professional Studies
Studies with Frank Helmerson funded by the Annika and Wolfgang Fink Scholarship
The first musician from a family of pilots, Venezuelan-American cellist Edward Luengo is a devoted interpreter of the classical masterworks lauded for his performances full of musical fantasy. His artistry has led him to receive various awards including the First Prize of the Concurso Jóvenes Intérpretes supported by the Fundación María Paula Alonso, the Third Prize of the IX Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition, the Festival Ravel Chamber Music Prize, and the 1st Prize of the Buchet International Cello Competition held by the Belgium Cello Society. His most recent appearances have included the Rheingau Musik Festival, the Kronberg Festival and the opening of the Casals Forum, and will be performing in the 23rd edition of Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad and Bozar Centre for Fine Arts during the 2023-24 season.
A glimpse into my world: Edward Luengo
As a soloist, Edward made his solo debut with the Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra conducted by David Ramadanoff performing William Walton's Cello Concerto and maintains essentially every major work of the cello repertoire. He continues to expand the range of the instrument by committing to the works of today’s composers such as Andrea Casarrubios, Guillaume Connesson, Jérôme Ducros and Olli Mustonen. Passionate about chamber music, he has performed at the Rheingau Musik Festival, Kronberg Academy Festival, Music from Salem, and the Brussels Cello Festival. He has spent summers at the Orford Academy, National Arts Centre Young Artists Program (2017), Domaine Forget, Festival Ravel and Festival MusicalAlp.
Impacted by everyone he has worked with, Edward has had opportunities to perform for and collaborate with many artists including Kolja Blacher, Walter Delahunt, Christoph Eschenbach, Anne Gastinel, Kirill Gerstein, Gary Hoffman, Steven Isserlis, Gidon Kremer, Laurence Lesser, Jérôme Pernoo, Miguel Da Silva, Antoine Tamestit, Dénes Várjon, and the Borromeo, Danish, New Orford, and Takács String Quartets.
Born in Miami to parents both from originally from Venezuela, Edward received his first cello lessons at the age of six. His principal teachers include Maria Antonieta Salas, Aaron Merritt, Jean-Michel Fonteneau, and was also mentored having worked extensively with Heasook Rhee and Sylvia Rosenberg. Edward graduated from the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Philippe Muller.
Edward Luengo attended the Cello Masterclasses at Kronberg Academy in 2018 and 2022. 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: October 2022