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Ginny Luke to Perform on Jansen Stage

By Clarke News  |  February 16, 2015

Acclaimed electronic violinist Ginny Luke will be the latest performer to grace the Jansen Music Hall stage when she visits Clarke University on Tuesday, March 3. Luke will perform at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at or by phone at (563)588-6377. Luke began her musical career at age 3, training in classical violin and piano in Vilseck, Germany. After moving back to the United States, she began training in voice, acting and dance in Dubuque, Iowa. Her artistic experiences have included over 20 musicals and plays and four operas. At 16 years old Luke played violin at Carnegie Hall and at 19, she toured with rock legend Meat Loaf and became a member of Meat Loaf’s band The Neverland Express. She has previously toured with pop/rock band Adam 812 and jazz group Global Affect.  Luke has played with award-winning artists such as Will.I.Am and Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas, J. Cole, Snoop Dog, Dave Matthews Band, Rihanna songwriter James Fauntleroy, Ben Moody of Evanescence and Swiss artist Luca Hanni. Luke works frequently as a string arranger and violinist at studios such as SONY, Capitol and Record Plant. Career highlights in the last year include playing violin on the American Music Awards with Nicki Minaj and Skylar Grey, recording violin on Kobe Bryant’s upcoming film, recording violin on Britney Spears “Perfume,” and string arrangements/violin on Ruben Studdard’s “Unconditional Love” record featuring Stevie Wonder and produced by David Foster. Live show highlights include performing with Daughtry on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” playing with Ricky Martin, Miguel Bose, Laura Pausini and Jaunes on the Latin Grammy’s, touring with Marco Antonio Solis, performing for Tom Hanks, Jennifer Aniston and Clint Eastwood and at FOX Studios with SAGA Strings, and touring the U.S., Spain and Mexico with SAGA Strings. Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences university dedicated to preparing students who positively impact their workplace, family and community. Academic offerings include more than 40 undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs, a robust adult degree program and six graduate degree programs.  Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi River in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM university in the country.