Lucas Waldin is a dynamic and versatile conductor whose flare for audience engagement and passion for performance have delighted audiences across North America.
Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Lucas joined the ESO has Resident Conductor in 2009 and we then Artist-in-Residence and Community Ambassador of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Now in his seventh season with the ESO, he was first appointed as Resident Conductor in 2009 and has since appeared with the orchestra over 100 times. He has collaborated with some of North America’s finest musicians including Jens Lindemann, Angela Cheng and Sergei Babayan, and conducted in Carnegie Hall during the ESO’s participation in the 2012 Spring for Music festival. In recognition of his accomplishments, he was awarded the Jean-Marie Beaudet Award in Orchestra Conducting by the Canada Council for the Arts.
With the ability to slide easily between styles and genres, Lucas has worked with a range of artists including Ben Folds, Chantal Kreviazuk, the Barenaked Ladies and Buffy Sainte-Marie, in addition to conducting presentations such as Disney in Concert, Blue Planet Live, and Cirque de la Symphony. Lucas has been a guest conductor for numerous orchestras in Canada and the U.S., including the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony, the Louisiana Philharmonic and the Houston Symphony, while this season will see debuts with the Victoria Symphony, the Regina Symphony, the Winnipeg Symphony and the Calgary Philharmonic.
A native of Toronto, Ontario, Lucas received degrees in both flute and conducting from the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Lucas Waldin will perform Arabesque: Music From the Ice on October 20 & 21, 2017