About

Steven Luksan Composer

Steven Luksan is a composer and pianist based in Seattle.  Steven is an advocate for the performance of new and uncommon compositions (especially those by Scandinavian and American composers), and for the performance chamber music in intimate settings.  He is the founder and artistic director of the Saltwater Music Series (Des Moines, WA), a concert series dedicated to performances of local and off-the-beaten-path chamber music.

Steven's compositions are influenced by folk traditions, jazz, minimalism, and the music by his favorite composers from the early 20th century. His compositions include pieces for solo piano, chamber music including viola, oboe, or flute, and many art songs. His songs include settings in English and Norwegian of poetry by Carl Sandburg, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Knut Hamsum, and contemporary poet Val Mallinson.     

Steven received a Master’s Degree in Music Composition from the University of British Columbia and Bachelor’s Degrees in Music and Norwegian Language from the University of Washington. Since age 6, Steven has written music for solo piano and for ensembles of all sizes, from symphony orchestra to solo flute. His compositions have been performed throughout the USA, as well as in Canada, Norway, Spain, and Taiwan.