Ming Luke serves as music director and principal conductor of the Nashville Ballet, education director for the Berkeley Symphony, and music director for the Las Cruces (New Mexico) Symphony, Merced Symphony, and Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra. He has also appeared with San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, New York City Ballet Orchestra, San Diego Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, and Bolshoi Orchestra, and collaborated with leading choreographers including Mark Morris, Christopher Wheeldon, Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky, Cathy Marston, Benjamin Millepied, and David Dawson. His recent performances at Classical Tahoe were broadcast on PBS, and as a pianist, he has soloed with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Sacramento Philharmonic, and San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut with a virtual Chinese New Year concert in January 2021 and makes his live concert debut with these performances.
Mr. Luke has been recognized nationally for his work in music education and has designed and conducted more than 150 education concerts and programs with organizations including the Berkeley Symphony, Houston Symphony, Sacramento Philharmonic, and San Francisco Opera. He has served on grant panels for the National Endowment of the Arts and the Grants and Cultural Committee of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission. He holds a master of fine arts in conducting from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor of music in music education and piano pedagogy from Westminster Choir College.