Glenn Gould School
Luke Orth began playing cello at the age of 6 with Ellen Shertzer and studied with Alan Rafferty in high school. Luke was principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra Philharmonic Orchestra and participated in the Starling Chamber Orchestra. Over the past four years he has won prizes in the CYA Cello Workshop Competition, the Clifton Music Club Bowed Strings Competition, the Tennessee Cello Workshops Competition, the Cleveland Cello Society Scholarship Competition, and the National Federation of Music Clubs Mary Alice Cox Award. During the summers of 2016 and 2017, he attended the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival where he has performed works including the Schubert Cello Quintet in C Major and the Kodály Sonata for Solo Cello. Luke has performed in masterclasses for Tonya Carey, Avi Friedlander, Mihai Tetel, Ross Harbaugh, Mike Block, Alan Harris, Pamela Devenport, Mary Peckham, Melissa Kraut, Julie Albers, Richard Weiss, Matt Haimovitz, Richard Aaron, Peter Wiley, and Hans Jørgen Jensen. Luke is earning a bachelor’s degree in Cello Performance at the Glenn Gould School under the tutelage of Andrés Díaz and Hans Jørgen Jensen.