Luke Bell was born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. He started playing the piano at age 11, and participated in the local Rotary Music Festival for several years, winning several prizes. From 2009-2012 he studied with Dr. Cynthia Tormann, adjunct professor in piano at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. While in high school he performed as a soloist with the Quinte Symphony, an orchestra in the Belleville area. He won several prizes at the provincial finals of the Ontario Music Festival, including second place in the Open Piano level in 2011, as well as having been a national finalist in the 2012 Canadian Music Competitions. Luke recently completed his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at the University of Ottawa, studying with Stéphane Lemelin. Recent performances include solo and chamber music recitals at the University of Ottawa and in the Ottawa community, as well as at Mcgill University, where he is currently undertaking his Masters degree in piano performance under the instruction of Ilya Poletaev. Other recent performances include an appearance at the 2015 MUSCAN conference for Canadian composers and music researchers, and a debut recital at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. He has had the opportunity to work with Juno Award-nominated composer Marjan Mozetich, and recently gave the premiere performance of Mercy, a piece written for him by Canadian composer Elissar Hanna. He has also participated in masterclasses with pianists including Janina Fialkowska, Robert Silvermann, André Laplante and Malcolm Bilson. Luke has attended summer music programs in Canada, the United States and France.