BBC Radio interview with Atmospherica founder Steve Luck

The interview with Tamsin Robson from BBC Newcastle – Radio for the North East is now up on BBC sounds

We talk about all sorts including learning to play the piano, Piano Day , the Atmospherica Concerts series, 36 Lime Street, the Great Northern Piano Sessions, the county of Northumberland, the guild of northern media composers and the Tyne Bridge.

Scroll to segments beginning at 24.30 then 34.58 then 45.45 then 57.50 and finally 1.10.05

Great Northern Piano Session III line up confirmed

The third instalment of the Great Northern Piano Sessions has a typically varied line up with a little of something for everyone. It will feature the stunning soundscapes of the Suffolk based duo Pianofield, who make modern classical electronic music from piano and found sound, as well as the latest stunning collaboration between composer Garreth Broke and the artist Anna Salzmann called ‘Healing’ – a live piano performance accompanied by a video art installation on the big screen. Atmospherica founder Steve Luck, completes the line-up performing pieces from his latest album ‘Collected Piano Solos – Volume 1

The concert will take place on Thursday 26th September at 7.30pm at Gosforth Civic Theatre NE3 3HD. Tickets will be on sale from the Civic Theatre web site at

Victoria Tunnel concert sold out

Sorry if you missed out on tickets for the Winter Solstice Atmospherica concert in the Victoria Tunnel on 21st December. They were snapped up really quickly. There will be more events in the tunnel in 2019 – why not sign up to the Atmospherica mailing list to ensure you get to hear about them first and don’t miss out.

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Coming soon – The Great Northern Piano Session

The Atmospherica Composer Concert Series presents…

‘The Great Northern Piano Session’

Friday 12th October, 7.30pm at Gosforth Civic Theatre

Featuring four of the norths leading contemporary classical composers, this concert is a must for lovers of accessible, thoughtful and captivating solo piano music. An unmissable evening of lovingly crafted, heartfelt and beautiful original music.

There will be performances from the Newcastle based Steve Luck (award winning composer and founder of the Atmospherica series), Northumberland’s Mark Deeks (vastly experienced pianist and owner of Music Newcastle), Simeon Walker from Leeds (founder of the Brudenell Piano Sessions and fresh from recent performances at the Latitude festival and Late Junction on Radio 3) and Oliver Brouwer from Lancaster (a featured artist on the Swedish ‘1631 Recordings’ label)

CEEYS tickets now on sale

Award winning piano and cello duo from Germany, brothers Sebastian and Daniel Selke AKA CEEYS are making their UK debut at this months Atmospherica concert on Thursday 19th July at 6pm. Tickets are now on sale at  priced at £8 (plus booking fee). Space is limited so early booking is advised.

Listen to some of their beautiful music now on the Atmospherica Spotify playlist  here

It promises to be another very special concert.

Neoclassical superstars: leaders of a gentle revolution

This article was published in the Financial Times on 4th July 2018

Neoclassical superstars: leaders of a gentle revolution

How the instrumental music of Max Richter, Ólafur Arnalds and others became a big hit with young audiences

Michael Hann JULY 4, 2018

More than 5,000 people have filled the Royal Albert Hall for an evening concert of instrumental music. The thing that’s unusual for an instrumental concert at the grand old arena is that almost all of them are young: twentysomethings and thirtysomethings in T-shirts and jeans. Continue reading Neoclassical superstars: leaders of a gentle revolution

Bringing Contemporary Classical To The Masses

By Simon Fearn

Joep Beving, a 42-year-old Dutch composer with a bristly, pointed beard and fronds of dull blonde hair, seems born to write soulful piano melodies. His rapid rise to fame, however, is nothing short of miraculous. It was 2015, and he’d been forced to release his debut album Solipsism independently after being turned down by a record label. Suddenly, he found that his Spotify streams were skyrocketing after one of his tracks was added to the streaming giant’s in-house Peaceful Piano playlist (which currently has over four million followers). Continue reading Bringing Contemporary Classical To The Masses