Alfred S. & Dede Wilsey Chair
SFS member since: 1990
Hometown: Delaware, OH
Music schools you attended: Ohio University, University of Iowa, École municipale de musique de Paris, Northwestern University
Began playing music: At age 10
Musical inspirations: My dad, who was a professional musician and the “Mr. Holland” of my hometown.
If I were not a professional musician, I might be a: professional baton twirler
Favorite composers: Brahms, Debussy
Favorite works featuring my instrument: Ravel, Daphnis and Chloë; Debussy, Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun; Brahms, Symphony No. 4
Recent reading: Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay; The Piano Shop on the Left Bank, by Thaddeus Carhart; The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
Favorite things to do in the Bay Area: Hiking on Mt. Tamalpais, wine tasting
Plus: I’ve taught at SFSU since 1991; I played and recorded with the Arioso Wind Quintet for 10 years; I have played Principal Flute in the Sun Valley Summer Symphony for 16 years.
Linda Lukas has served as a Symphony mentor in the SF Symphony Community of Music Makers program.