Luke Severn – Episode 7
Luke Severn – Episode 7

January 3rd, 2021


Luke Severn: Episode 7

As a Melbourne-based cellist, composer and musical director Luke Severn has worked with the Monash Academy Orchestra, Melbourne Sinfonia, many chamber ensembles, as well as in festivals and chamber music series throughout Australia, Europe and North America. In this personal interview with Teddy Darling, he opens up about his collaborations with his performance partner, the talented pianist Elyane Laussade, in their debut recording project and celebration of queer composers, the album, Humanation, as well as how he is developing his own voice as an emerging Australian contemporary composer.

Join Luke and Teddy live for the musical sequel to this interview with a full-length feature broadcast of Luke’s original music and live cello recordings on Melbourne in Concert on Sunday 3 January at 6PM, only on 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne.

Coming up next week in the Musicmakers series, Teddy Darling returns to London to conclude the Musicmakers series with Australian mezzo soprano Lotte Betts-Dean to discover her cross-genre style of voice, her programming, inspirations and her musical journey as the daughter of Australian composer, Brett Dean.

Luke’s music recommendations: Singers
Edith Piaf (French cabaret singer)
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Russian baritone)
Adele (singer-songwriter)
& look for the music that makes you melt!

Tune into the feature broadcast with Luke Severn at 103.5FM, on digital, or stream it live at

Or listen to it on-demand after it airs at

Credits: This episode was written, hosted and produced by Teddy Darling with the support from Adrian McEniery, Frank Prain, Stewart McMillan and other staff members from 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne.

The Musicmakers theme music is ‘Baham Rhumba’ from Latin American Dances by John Carmichael, performed live on Melbourne in Concert by Justin Kenealy and Coady Green at 3MBS on 28 July 2019 in the Lady Marigold Southey Performance Studio.