Lucas Waldin is an engaging and versatile conductor whose performances have thrilled audiences throughout North America. His collaborations include some of today’s acclaimed artists like Carly Rae Jepsen, Ben Folds, the Barenaked Ladies and Buffy Sainte-Marie. Furthermore he has directed presentations such as Disney in Concert, Blue Planet Live and Cirque de la Symphonie.
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Lucas Waldin is an award-winning conductor with an accomplished international career. Drawing upon both standard repertoire and pops influences, his performances have garnered widespread acclaim across Europe and North America.
Since joining the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra as Resident Conductor in 2009, he has performed over 150 times with them and at Carnegie Hall’s Spring for Music festival during their 2012 Spring for Music festival. Additionally he serves as Discovery Series Conductor and Assistant Conductor of Cleveland’s RED contemporary ensemble.
His symphonic performances have featured collaborations with artists like Carly Rae Jepsen, The Barenaked Ladies, Crash Test Dummies, Ben Folds, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Canadian Brass as well as various multimedia presentations such as Aretha: Queen of Soul (co-creator), Disney in Concert Blue Planet Live as well as Dvsn’s debut as R&B duo Dvsn.
Lucas Waldin brings extensive orchestral experience and has served in roles that range from performing, conducting and designing education concerts and programs to serving as Artist-in-Residence at Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s Artist-in-Residence and Community Ambassador role – creating strong ties within ESO community through innovative outreach initiatives.
He has conducted over 150 times with the Edmonton Symphony and performed at Carnegie Hall as part of their 2012 Spring for Music Festival. A passionate advocate of contemporary music, he has collaborated with artists like Carly Rae Jepsen, Ben Folds and The Barenaked Ladies.
Beyond his classical work, he has collaborated with popular musicians on crossover projects and led presentations such as Disney in Concert, Blue Planet Live and Murdoch in Concert.
Achievement and Honors
Lucas Waldin has garnered international renown as an accomplished conductor who excels at both standard classical pieces and popular music. He has collaborated with some of today’s hottest artists – Carly Rae Jepsen, Crash Test Dummies, Ben Folds, Buffy Sainte-Marie, The Canadian Brass and more – as well as presented programs like Disney in Concert, Blue Planet Live and Cirque de la Symphony.
Last April he made his NAC Orchestra debut with a pops concert featuring Donnell Leahy & Family, while currently acting as Resident Conductor and Community Ambassador with Edmonton Symphony Orchestra – making him the first position of this kind ever seen in North America.
He has won the 2023 Apiculture New Zealand Ron Mossop Youth Scholarship to assist with training and set-up costs of his beekeeping business. He said he was “pretty stoked and surprised” to receive this award, which includes membership with industry body Apiculture New Zealand for one year.
Lucas Waldin has quickly established himself as one of the premier conductors in Europe and North America due to his engaging style and flair in both classical music and pop music performances. In 2009 he joined Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO) as Resident Conductor before later being made Artist-in-Residence/Community Ambassador; an innovative position which allows him to perform over 20 times annually while strengthening community ties through innovative outreach programs.
Broadway diva Capathia Jenkins will take the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park by storm with her captivating renditions of your favorite Aretha Franklin songs conducted by Lucas Waldin on Tuesday, May 2. Single tickets go on sale Tuesday May 2, 2014.
Lucas Waldin amasses an estimated net worth of $5 Million thanks to his successful career as a musician, actor, advertising executive and CEO of Autonomy. Lucas Waldin also exhibits strong social responsibility by using his wealth to advocate for inclusivity and diversity within the entertainment industry.
His talents have allowed him to collaborate with some of today’s most esteemed artists, such as Carly Rae Jepsen, The Barenaked Ladies, Crash Test Dummies, Ben Folds and Buffy Sainte-Marie. Additionally he has conducted presentations such as Disney in Concert, Blue Planet Live Cirque de la Symphony as well as conducting R&B duo dvsn’s groundbreaking debut as part of Red Bull Music Festival.
He currently serves as Resident Conductor of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and has performed over 150 times across North America as guest conductor, most recently at Houston Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic and Vancouver Symphony orchestras.