“The Virtuoso is a world class modern saxophone! I’ve had great pleasure playing my Virtuoso alto through the last couple of years. It is an impressive instrument, very responsive with great mechanics and a versatile and beautiful tone. Berkeley has done a great job and I highly recommend the Virtuoso-saxes!”
Danish saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, born in 1984.
Lukas Rande is a versatile musician accomplished in a wide range of musical genres and an experienced saxophone teacher. Starting out at the age 8 in Gladsaxe, a suburb to Copenhagen, Lukas Rande was
quickly admitted into the Tivoli Boys Guard as saxophonist. Here he received classical training until age 15 by saxophonist Jørgen Bove Nielsen.
In 2003 Lukas Rande co-founded “Mames Babegenush”, an instrumental six-piece orchestra, where strong Scandinavian roots merge with the vibrant traditional dance music of Eastern Europe. The musical collective has spent years perfecting the styles of traditional Jewish and Eastern European folk music, always insisted on leaving their personal mark in their music.
The orchestra has to date released 5 studio albums and continuously perform at festivals and venues around the world. Career highlights include Carnegie Hall (NYC), the Royal Danish Theatre, Theatro Indepediente (Mendoza, ARG), Paradiso (NL) and Chicago World Music Festival. Prizes and recognitions include a Carl Award (Danish Publishers Association’s Award) for “Roots Album of the Year” in 2017, and top-awarded band at the “Jewish Music Competition” in Amsterdam in 2010, with a total of 3 prizes.
As a freelance musician Lukas Rande has performed live and recorded with a long list of artists, among them Father John Misty, MØ, Findlay Brown, The Middle East Peace Orchestra, Julee Cruise, Blue Foundation, David Krakauer, Shaka Loveless, Kristian Leth, AyOwA, Choir of Young Believers, The William Blakes, Kenneth Bager, SoCalled, Yuri Yunakov and Gitta-Maria Sjõberg.
VIRT1003S | Virtuoso Alto Saxophone, Silver Plated