Luc Kleiner is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist composer and educator whose engagements with artists and ensembles span a broad array of media, styles and traditions. Kleiner has been a member of the Los Angeles Master Chorale since 2014 and has traveled internationally making music while maintaining faculty positions at several colleges at home in Los Angeles.
Following from a passion and curiosity for song and composition, Kleiner has written, performed and produced many original avant-pop songs, and has developed a fluency arranging traditional shape-note tunes in the art-song style. As a performer/composer, Kleiner finds particular significance in the through-lines, transformations, contradictions and resonances that unfold in spiritual narratives over time.
Kleiner performed with fellow singers from the Los Angeles Master Chorale in Peter Sellars’ staging of Lagrime di San Pietro, which opened the Salzburg Festival in 2019, the Melbourne International Arts festival in 2018, and toured throughout Europe, Mexico and in the United States. Kleiner was a featured soloist in the Chorale’s world-premiere of Ellen Reid’s Dreams of the New World (2018), the West Coast premiere of Nico Muhly’s The Faire Starre (2019) and Handel’s Messiah (2017). Previous solo performances include Jacaranda’s Three Bakkhai Choruses by Dylan Mattingly, Charlotte Bach Festival’s St. Matthew Passion and Oregon Bach Festival’s Cantata series.
Kleiner has worked closely with Street Symphony, Tonality, The Golden Bridge, Encompass Music, Synchromy, L’Académie du Roi Soleil, and Musica Transalpina, among others. Kleiner’s voice can be heard on many films and television shows such as Star Wars: Episode VIII-The Last Jedi and Star Wars: Episode IX-The Rise of Skywalker, “The Book of Boba Fett,” Disney’s Jungle Cruise, “The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse,” “Midnight Mass,” and more. In 2021, Kleiner recorded vocals for The Weekend’s Super Bowl Halftime show.
Kleiner received a master’s of fine arts in performance and composition from the California Institute of the Arts, and earned a bachelor’s of music in vocal performance from California State University Long Beach, studying with Tim MacDougall.