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Luke Soneral


Luke Steven Soneral (b. 2008) is a ninth-grade student at Minnetonka High School and a music composition major at the Juilliard School Pre-College in New York City. He studies composition with Dr. Eric Ewazen (Juilliard) and formerly with Drs. Andrew Martin Smith and Amanda Harberg (Interlochen Center for the Arts). A small ensemble winner of the 2022 National Young Composer's Challenge, his woodwind quintet Melting Icicles premiered at the Dr. Philips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Florida. At home in Minnesota, the Minnesota Sinfonia premiered his work Nocturne in C minor as the winning composition for the 2022 Minnesota Sinfonia Young Composer Competition. A 2022-23 summer composition student at Interlochen Center for the Arts, Soneral composed and performed a variety of choral and chamber ensemble works for piano, strings, and woodwinds. He is honored to share his Muggle’s March with audiences at the January 2024 Students Center Stage Young People’s Concerts with the Minnesota Orchestra.

An avid pianist and bassist, Soneral is a current student of Dr. Mika Sasaki of the Juilliard School and Robert Anderson of the Minnesota Orchestra. He plays bass with the Symphony Orchestra of the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies. Outside of the arts, he enjoys playing basketball, tossing the football, reading, playing Scrabble, and spending time with friends and family.