Mr. Ervin Luka Sešek
VIOLIN, VIOLA, CHAMBER MUSIC
COLBURN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC- PROFESSIONAL STUDIES CERTIFICATE (PSC)
FACULTY OF MUSIC BELGRADE, SERBIA- BACHELORS OF MUSIC (BM)
A product of parents who are prominent violinists, Ervin Luka Sešek has made playing and teaching the violin his life long passion. Sešek's students have garnered entrance into top conservatories and universities, and continuously highly ranked at multiple WMEA and other Washington state events.
Luka came to the United States in 2014 and quickly established himself as a violin and viola force. As a chamber musician, Sešek has collaborated with former members of Tokyo and Ehnes string quartets (Martin Beaver, Clive Greensmith and Robert deMaine). He has also played in concert alongside world renowned artists such as Gary Hoffman, Paul Coletti, Konstantin Lifshitz, Edin Karamazov and others. He has appeared at the Colburn Chamber Music Society, South Bay Chamber Music Society, Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival, Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle and Summit Music Festival. Additionally, he has both taught and performed at the Burgos International Music Festival and Sewanee Summer Music Festival.
Born during the last weeks of Yugoslavia, Ervin Luka Sešek began his violin studies with his mother, Anastazija Juvan, at age 5 and then continued through secondary school with his father, Armin Sešek. Before moving to America, he studied at the Conservatory of Music and Ballet Ljubljana (Slovenia), School for Musically Gifted Children Ćuprija (Serbia) and Faculty of Music in Belgrade (Serbia). He holds a Professional Studies Certificate from the prestigious Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles where he studied with Martin Beaver of the Tokyo String Quartet. He has performed for several internationally prominent pedagogues including Aaron Rosand, Stefan Milenković, Arnold Steinhardt, Igor Ozim, Pavel Vernikov, Ken Aiso, Eugene Sarbu, Scott St. John and others.
Now living in Texas as of 2021, Sešek’s years of unending exposure to the violin have given him an extraordinary amount of knowledge and know how in reference to teaching. His dedication to detail and sensible approach through his father’s methodology, as well as the Sassmannshaus method (which is based on the teachings of Ivan Galamian and Dorothy Delay) give him the ability to teach at the highest level for those willing to put in the time and effort.
To read more about Luka and hear his performances, please visit his website.