Linda Lukas

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.