Luke Byrne is a Sydney-based composer, musical director and pianist.
Recent commissions include Capricorn and Desert Sea for Sydney Philharmonia, works for the Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Where Sails Once Flew for Adelaide Chamber Singers. Luke is also a musical director in theatre, and in 2018 was the musical director for Sydney Theatre Company’s The Harp in the South. Other credits include Muriel’s Wedding and Chimerica (Sydney Theatre Company), The Events for Sydney Festival/Belvoir/Malthouse, Hamlet (Belvoir), The Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (Belvoir/Sydney Festival) Big Fish (Hayes Theatre), and The World’s Wife (Melbourne Theatre Company).
In 2018, Luke’s musical Between the Sea and Sky was awarded the Best Musical and Outstanding Music at New York Musical Festival.