Rice University’s Shepherd School
Lukas Goodman began playing the cello at the age of 11, studying with Anne Bennett at the community music school in his hometown of Winchester, Massachusetts. This fall Lukas will begin his fourth year at Rice University’s Shepherd School where he studies with Desmond Hoebig. While at Rice, Lukas has won First Prize in the Shepherd School Concerto Competition, as well as a Gold Medal at the 35th annual Young Texas Artists Music Competition. Additionally, Lukas has performed in masterclasses for renowned musicians such as Laurence Lesser, Lynn Harrell, Carter Brey, and members of the Brentano Quartet. Lukas has studied with cellists such as Hans Jørgen Jensen, Richard Aaron, Frans Helmerson, and Wolfgang Emmanuel Schmitt. A devoted chamber musician, Lukas has attended the Perlman Music Program’s Chamber Music Workshop, Winter Residency, and Fall Retreat, as well as the Heifetz International Music Institute, and the Meadowmount School of Music, where he has worked with coaches such as Merry Peckham, Joel Krosnick, Roger Tapping, David Geber, and members of the Borromeo Quartet. This past summer Lukas attended the Aspen Music Festival where he was a full-scholarship recipient and assistant principal of the Aspen Festival Orchestra. In June, Lukas made his concerto debut playing the Dvorak Concerto with the Missouri Symphony, and will perform the Concerto again with the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra in March of 2020. Lukas plays on a 2011 Grubaugh and Seifert Cello on generous loan from the Virtu Foundation.