Luke Sieve

Bass Trombone

Luke Sieve

Luke Sieve joins The Cleveland Orchestra as its new bass trombonist in January 2024. Previously, he was acting bass trombonist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for their 2021–22 season. Other ensembles Luke has performed with include the London Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, and National Arts Centre Orchestra. Luke was a finalist in the Music Academy of the West’s Duo Competition in summer 2023. He also won the 2019 Southeast Trombone Symposium’s S.E. Shires Solo Competition and was named a finalist in the International Trombone Association’s 2018 George Roberts Competition.

A student of James Markey, bass trombonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Luke graduated from the New England Conservatory in May 2023 with his Bachelor of Music in bass trombone performance. Luke also spent several years as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center before attending the Music Academy of the West in summer 2023. Luke began playing the trombone as a sixth-grader in his hometown of Flower Mound, Texas.

In his spare time, Luke enjoys climbing, running, and hanging out with his Siberian cat, Dmitri. “I am beyond excited and deeply honored to be joining The Cleveland Orchestra as its new bass trombonist this season,” Sieve said. “Years ago, when this position opened, never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that this would one day be my job. The musicianship and sensitivity across the ensemble are without parallel, and I am constantly inspired by my new colleagues. I couldn’t be happier to have found my new home here in Cleveland.”