Mati Lukk

July 17, 2012 

He studied cello at the Tallinn Music High School in the class of Laine Leichter and double bass in the class of Kaupo Olt. He graduated from the Tallinn State Conservatory in 1984 under Olt’s supervision. In 1984, he was awarded a diploma for his performance at the Soviet Union-wide competition of double bass players in Petrozavodsk.
Since 2000, he is the principal double bassist of the ENSO and since 2001 he is also a lecturer at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. He has performed with the Nordic and Malmö Symphony Orchestras, Kuopio City Orchestra, Hortus Musicus Academic Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Tallinn Baroque Orchestra, Corelli Baroque Orchestra, etc. He has soloed with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, performing Eino Tubin’s Concerto for Double Bass under the baton of Peeter Lilje, Vello Pähn and Arvo Volmer.
From 2001–2003, he was one of the organisers of the Hiiumaa Chamber Music Days; in 2004 he arranged the double bass days “Ludvig Juht 110” in Tallinn. He has received several acknowledgements, such as the Golden Order of Merit of the Association of Finnish Symphony Orchestras (1992) and the Annual Award of the Estonian Cultural Endowment for his concert activity in 2002.