MAY 5 - 11, 2014
EN: Nova Scotian composer Lucas Oickle received his B.Mus. in composition from Acadia University, where he studied with award-winning composers Derek Charke and Dinuk Wijeratne. He was the 'Featured Student Composer' of the NS Youth Orchestra's 12/13 Season, won the Spring 2013 TEMPO Call for Scores with his sextet The Great Firewall of China, the 2013 Nova Scotia Kiwanis Festival 'Open Composition Class' with his solo flute piece Amaranthus Caudatus II, and has twice received the E.A. Collins Award in music composition from the Acadia School of Music. His music has been featured on an increasingly larger number of series and festivals, including Clarice Smith Performing Arts Series (MA), New Music Concerts (Toronto), Vox Novus' Composers' Voice Concert Series (NYC), Shattering the Silence (NS), the Annual Bathurst Chamber Music Festival (NB), Vancouver Pro Musica's "Highway Series" (BC), Redshift Music Society (BC), the West Coast Composers' Symposium (BC) and the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts "Chanfare" series. Performers of his music have included Motion Ensemble, Negative Zed Ensemble, Thomas Piercy & Vilian Ivantchev, TEMPO New Music Ensemble, Dim Sum Ensemble, the Chamber Musicians of Kamloops, the Bathurst Chamber Players, the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra, the Acadia Gamelan Ensemble, the UBC Contemporary Players, Pacific Spirit Brass, the Acadia Chamber Orchestra and the Vine Orchestra, as well as readings by the UBC Symphony Orchestra, the UBC Wind Ensemble and the prestigious Band of the Ceremonial Guard of the Canadian Forces.
Lucas is currently pursuing a M.Mus. in composition at the University of British Columbia. For up-to-date information and inquiries, please visit <lucasoickle.com>