Luke Gajdus is a pianist, composer and music therapist from the UK and Poland. He found the piano as a child at his aunt’s house, in a beech forest outside London, and it quickly became his refuge. 

Experiencing profound therapeutic effects in creating music guided Luke to obtain a Masters in Music Therapy. In turn, this has deepened his understanding of how music can bring about balance to the mind, body and heart. 

Luke’s performances emphasise a state of relaxation, therapy and connection. He particularly loves to perform in nature. His concert venues have ranged from an old water mill in Sweden to a forest in New Zealand, from an all night sleepover concert to sunset fundraisers, performing solo or collaborating with artists including Benjamin Gustafsson and Amanda Palmer.

One day, when the piano was in his van for a video shoot, Luke decided to unload it in public and play some songs. The effects on passersby were profound, and Luke found a calling. Playing outside, Luke saw how he was able to create public space for emotion. Since then, Luke has performed to thousands on Queenstown’s iconic mountainous lakefront, treating the work as a form of music therapy to whomever needs it. He also regularly tours Europe, playing similarly in cities like Edinburgh, Bath, Bruges, Lucerne and Bern. 

Luke’s debut album, In Breath, 
has featured on Headphone Commute, KEXP Radio, Radio New Zealand, and BBC Radio 3. His second album was recorded at Real World Studio, and is set to release in 2024.