Born and raised in Hong Kong, Ken Luk frequently appears as a soloist and with the Janus Guitar Duo, Trio Ghidorah, and fivebyfive. He performs with Rosa Boemia, Forró Estrelas do Norte, Mosaic Foundation, the Eastman Gamelan Ensemble, and the Rochester Mandolin Orchestra. Performance highlights include Experiencing Villa-Lobos Festival, Live from Hochstein, Rochester Fringe Festival, The Great Blue Heron Festival, and Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance, among others. Co-founder of Rochester Classical Guitar and the Rochester Mandolin Orchestra, Ken is also an avid arranger, and was a finalist in the 2017 Roland Dyens Arranging International Competition. He also serves on the board of the Classical Mandolin Society of America.
Ken received his Doctor of Musical Arts in classical guitar with Professor Nicholas Goluses at the Eastman School of Music where he also earned a master’s degree in music theory pedagogy. Ken has taught music theory at the Eastman School of Music and SUNY Fredonia, and currently teaches guitar at Alfred University and SUNY Geneseo, and mandolin and Balinese gamelan at the Eastman Community Music School.