Hi. My name is Luke Crookes. I am a creative music and cross-arts workshop leader and bassoonist. I work for cultural and educational organisations, healthcare and businesses. Here are some of the organisations I have worked for:
BBC. BARBICAN. PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA. THE PRINCES TRUST. THE NATIONAL GALLERY. THE SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA. OPERA NORTH. THE ROYAL LONDON HOSPITAL. GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC & DRAMA. BT. LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. BARINGA PARTNERS. INTERCRUISES. WIGMORE HALL. THE WALLACE COLLECTION.
I design projects that use imagination, sound, music, creativity and the arts to enable participants to discover, explore, develop and express their sound and ideas through workshops and performance.
Musicianship – creativity – performance
Nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award 2015
“Your musicality, professionalism, collaboration, communication, team work & dedication is such a joy & pleasure to work with.” Project manager.
“The mystery of interpretation of OWCH’s journey became a joyous recollection which was a quite different way of owning the feelings in which we normally express ourselves.” Participant.
“I really liked the use of the body as a paint brush, it worked very well because they could more clearly understand how it was relating to music” Project manger.
FESTIVAL PARADE PROMO TRAILER
“Thank you for last night. I really enjoyed it and found it very compelling……. a visual treat. Loved the bassoonist…..live music just adds that extra magic!! I left feeling very uplifted!!” Audience member Pauline Gibson.
Scottish heritage & poetry
“A very inspiring project that led to real creative freedom and an end result that was entirely the students.”
Teacher, Candlebird Creative Composition Workshop, 2015.
Greek folk songs and classical music
Bassoon concerto with the Cyprus State Chamber Orchestra.
Perfomance and collaboration
“Totally and completely exceeded my wildest expectations!” “As a whole company we achieved something which felt pretty incredible!” Particpant. Baringa staff.
“Wow! Brilliant as always! Thank you so much for delivering such amazing workshops!” Project manager August 2017