Croatian cellist Luka Galuf, born 2001. in the country’s capital Zagreb, at an early age of four was first introduced to music by his mother, an established piano professor and experienced chamber musician. Turn of interest from the piano and the desire to practice the cello at the age of six met with the enrollment at the “Elly Bašić” music school where he comes under tutelage of professor Bernarda Debuš Redžić.
Early development attending numerous master class seminars was enhanced by learning from renowned musicians and professors such as Orfeo Mandozzi, Sylvija Sondeckijene, Andrej Petrac, Alexander Volpov, Ilija Laporev, Pablo de Naveran.
Recognized talent not only earns him two first prizes at the national competition for young Croatian musicians but two first international prizes and one second at the “Petar Konjovic” competition in Belgrade, second prize at the international competiton Janigro junior, first prize at the international competition Daleki Akordi and he is a winner of Vinko Lesić competiton. Luka graduated from the “International Menuhin Music Academy” in Switzerland under tutelage of esteemed professors Pablo de Naveran and Clemens Hagen where he gained a tremendous amount of experience as a soloist, chamber musician and member of Camerata IMMA soloists.
During his studies he worked with many outstanding musicians like Philippe Muller, Alban Gerthardt, Gabor Takacs, Liviu Prunaru, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Gerard Causse, Gilles Apap, Renaud Capucon, Olga Sitkovetsky, Oleg Kaskiv, Ivan Vukčević and many more. He performed as an orchestra and chamber musitian at Pablo Casals festival, Les Grand Interpretes, festival de Bellerive, Chantilly music festival and Menuhin festival. In june 2022
Luka passed the audition for a permanent member of Zagreb Soloists.