Flutist Gina Luciani has a diverse career in music that includes recording for top film and television soundtracks and main stage live performances. Most recently, Gina performed at the Academy Awards with Beyoncé (“Be Alive” from King Richard) and Billie Eilish (Oscar Winning Best Original Song “No Time To Die”). She has also performed and recorded alongside legendary artists such as Ariana Grande, Steve Lacy, Carrie Underwood, Billy Idol, Julia Michaels, Chance The Rapper, Guns N’ Roses, DMX, Hanson, Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Kid Cudi, Josh Groban, Michael Giacchino, Pentatonix, Pete Townshend (The Who), Ty Dolla $ign, “Weird Al" Yankovic, and Wu-Tang Clan at Coachella. She was the featured flute soloist on "Land Down Under" with Colin Hay of Men At Work for ABC’s nationally televised Greatest Hits. Gina has been a regular member of the Game Awards Orchestra for the live show since 2018.
As a flute soloist, Gina has recorded on many projects including the Oscar-nominated score for Minari and Emmy-nominated scores for Planet Earth II and Chef’s Table. She was also the flute soloist on M3GAN, Arcane, Cobra Kai, Hellraiser, Locke & Key, Windfall, and League of Legends. Some of her other credits include Only Murders In The Building, Lady And The Tramp, The Simpsons, The Nun, Straight Outta Compton, Kimi, The Voice, and Under the Silver Lake.
In addition to her session work, Gina has performed as a soloist with the Colburn Chamber Music Society, Colburn Contemporary Players, Utah Valley Symphony, Long Beach Mozart Festival and the Salt Lake Symphony. Recently, she was a guest artist for the Grand Performances Concert Series, San Diego Guitar Festival, the National Flute Association Convention, and the “Sundays Live Series” at LACMA which was broadcast on KUSC. She performs with many ensembles throughout Southern California including the San Diego Symphony, The Echo Society, the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, The Long Beach Opera, and the American Contemporary Ballet.
Gina has released two albums. Her debut flute album (2016) features works by Rhenè Baton, Georges Bizet, Eugène Bozza, Ian Clarke, Benjamin Godard, Georges Hüe, Lowell Liebermann and Astor Piazzolla. The album includes flute classics, original arrangements, and rare flute works. Her second album, Hyperion, features works for flute and harp.
Gina received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Flute Performance from the Colburn Conservatory of Music and her Master of Music Degree from the University of Southern California, both under the instruction of Jim Walker. Gina is now faculty at the Colburn School where she teaches her course, Digitally Savvy Musician, for both the Conservatory and Academy students. She travels to top schools and universities throughout the country including Berklee School of Music, FIDM, OCSA, Texas A&M, UCLA, UC Irvine, University of North Carolina School of The Arts, USC, Fortissima, as well as the NPR radio program, From The Top. Her masterclasses and recitals are highly sought after, as well as lectures on Music Technology, Branding, Social Media, Entrepreneurship, and Networking.
She is on the Alumni Advisory Council for USC's Thornton School of Music and has served on the Board of Governors for the University while being nominated to the Executive Committee as the Co-Chair for Student Outreach. Gina is an Avid Artist and was the face of Avid's "I Am Avid" campaign and is also a Global Ambassador and International Artist for Trevor James Flutes.