Lucas Salaun was born in France into a very musical family and studied classical percussion with Alain Huteau and jazz drums with Andrea Michelutti at the Cergy-Pontoise Conservatoire near Paris where he graduated with a Diploma in Musical Studies in 2012. He also studied piano and received his final certificate at the Taverny Conservatoire.
In 2014 he continued his studies with Anton Mittermayr and Anton Mühlhofer at theMusik and Kunst Privatuniversität Vienna. He has collaborated with many regional and national youth orchestras in Paris, including Melo’dix, Impromptu, Orchestre du 20ème, French Youth Orchestra, Orchestra «opus 95» as well as Ensemble « 2E2M », a professional ensemble for contemporary music.
Between 2010 and 2013 he composed three rock symphonies performed by « Daydream » and the symphonic orchestra «Opus 95». As a drummer of an electro-jazz band « Rétropolitain » Salaun recorded the album «Embarquez à Bord !» («Climb on board!»). He also played with other bands such as the Nouara Quartett, Dacryma, Sebastien Lemoine and many more.
After a successful orchestra audition, he participated in the Orchestra Academy of the Vienna Philharmonic as part of the Salzburg festival. Lucas regularly performs in numerous professional orchestras and ensembles, such as the Vienna State Opera, the Vienna Volksoper, the Symphony Orchestra of the Vienna Volksoper, the Tonkünstler Orchestra of Lower Austria, the Orangery Orchestra at Schloss Schönbrunn, the Vienna Police Orchestra, Ensemble Kontrapunkte, Ensemble xx.Jahrhundert, and many others.
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