Wes Luke is a violinist, conductor, and educator. He currently serves as the Concertmaster and Assistant Conductor of the La Crosse (WI) Symphony Orchestra and as a section violinist in the Madison (WI) Symphony Orchestra and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. He is also the Principle Second Violinist of the Dubuque (IA) Symphony Orchestra, regularly plays in the Wisconsin Philharmonic, and has led both ensembles as Concertmaster.
In recent seasons he has appeared as a concerto soloist with the UW-Platteville Symphony Orchestra and the LaCrosse Symphony Orchestra.
A frequent recitalist, he performs regularly with the critically-acclaimed Mosaic Chamber Players and is the recently-appointed first violinist of the Ancora String Quartet. Both groups are based in Madison, WI. He is also a violinist with the Kipperton String Quartet, which has served as quartet-in-residence at UW-Platteville and is based in Dubuque, IA.
He has performed at music festivals in the U.S., Canada, Germany, and Japan, and in the summer of '16 was a visiting artist at the Galena (IL), Green Lake (WI), and Caroga Lake (NY) music festivals.
He is currently on the teaching faculties of the University of Dubuque, Loras College, Divine Word College, and Beloit College. He holds degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA, where he studied under Boston Symphony Concertmaster Malcolm Lowe, and the University of Wisconsin- Madison, under Felicia Moye. His principle early studies were with Suzuki Viola School author Doris Preucil.