Mati Lukk

April 9, 1961, Tallinn
Member of the Estonian Association of Estonian Professional Musicians

Mati Lukk has studied cello at the Tallinn Music High School with Laine Leichter and double bass with Kaupo Olt. After finishing the studies at the Tallinn Music High School, he continued at the Tallinn State Conservatoire, where he graduated from in 1984 with Kaupo Olt.

Mati Lukk has worked in 1980–1983 at the Estonian Radio Chamber Orchestra, in 1981–1990 at the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (since 1985 ancillary concertmaster) and in 1991–1999, at the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra (ancillary concertmaster). Since 2000, Mati Lukk is concertmaster at the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and since 2001, a pedagogue at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.
Lukk has been a double bass player at several symphony orchestras such as the Nordic Symphony Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Hortus Musicus Academic Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Pärnu City Orchestra. He has been a member of ensembles such as Tallinn Barocco (1987–1989) and Turku Ensemble (1966–1999). In 1999–2012, Mati Lukk was double bass player at Nyyd Ensemble. His partners at chamber concerts have been pianists Signe-Hiis Kübar, Nata-Ly Sakkos, Lea Leiten and Kairi Sakkos.

As a soloist, Mati Lukk has performed with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (Eduard Tubin’s and S. Koussevitzky’s Double Bass Concertos), Turku Philharmonic Orchestra (Eduard Tubin's Double Bass Concerto), Estonian Television and Radio Orchestra (D. Dragonetti’s Double Bass Concerto). In 2001–2003, Mati Lukk was one of the organizers of Hiiumaa Chamber Music Days and in 2004, the organizer of double bass music festival Ludvig Juht 110.

Mati Lukk has made several recordings for Estonian Public Broadcasting, he has played E. Tubin's and S. Koussevitzky's Double Bass Concertos with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, and various chamber works, as Erkki-Sven Tüür's Symbiosis, and also works for double bass quartet.

2002 – Annual Prize of the Estonian Cultural Endowment for concert activity
1992 – Gold Medal of the Association of Finnish Symphony Orchestras
1985 – I Prize for young performers
1984 – Diploma at the Soviet Union Double Bass Contest at Petrozavodsk

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