Damien Luce is a young man of many talents who has been hailed as a kaleidoscopic artist by the French press. In January 2010, his first recording featured piano music of Poulenc and Enesco (Universal Music). That same month, his first novel, Le Chambrioleur (Héloïse d’Ormesson Editions) was released and he was quickly recognized as a sensitive and original artist.
As an actor, Mr. Luce trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Michael Howard Studios in New York, as well as the Alain de Bock Acting Studio in Paris. His skills include improvisation, clown, musical theater, movement, film acting, voice production and Meisner Technique. Damien has appeared in numerous Paris theater productions.
Mr. Luce received piano training at the Juilliard School in New York and at the Conservatoire National de Région in Paris. He has performed in master classes with distinguished pianists Murray Perahia, Claude Helffer, Dominique Merlet or Rita Sloan. His recital appearances include Radio-France, Alice Tully Hall (New York), Salle Cortot (Paris), Lille Opera House, and Aspen Music Festival.
Past recordings include music by Mozart, Haydn J.S. Bach, Lyadov, Mompou, Séverac, Heller…
Damien’s second novel, Cyrano de Boudou, was published in 2012, followed by a third one, La Fille de Debussy, in 2014 (Héloïse d’Ormesson Editions). Since 2012, Damien has been performing in and a clown version of Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac (which he produced and directed, and in a musical one-man show dedicated to Claude Debussy (Monsieur Debussy).