Andrew Luchansky, cello • (916) 278-7985 • Send Email

Andrew Luchansky earned a Bachelor of Music in cello performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, and a Master of Music from State University of New York at Stony Brook. In addition, he studied chamber music with members of the Juilliard and Guarneri Quartets, as well as the Beaux Arts Trio.

Prior to joining the Sacramento State faculty in 1993, Mr. Luchansky served as Professor of Cello at the Florida State University School of Music, and also as Principal Cellist with the Tallahassee Symphony. Before joining the FSU faculty, Mr. Luchansky spent ten years in New York City, where he was a frequent performer on the stages of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center's Avery Fischer Hall. He has performed in nearly every other major U.S. city, as well as in Europe. In addition to teaching at Sacramento State, Mr. Luchansky also coaches chamber music at the San Francisco Conservatory and has recorded for the Sony Classical label and was as soloist on the Wesley Snipes Warner Brothers Film "Sugar Hill".

Mr. Luchansky has presented Master Classes at The University Of Florida, Colgate University, The San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Princeton University, and The University of Southern Florida. An active chamber musician, Mr. Luchansky served on the faculty of California Summer Music at Pebble Beach for five years and is a regular Guest Artist at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music in Keene New Hampshire. This past summer Mr. Luchansky was a guest artist at the Adriatic Chamber Music Festival in Italy and a soloist at the Festival International de Musica in Deia Spain.