Luc Faris is a Canadian composer living on the traditional unceded territory of the Songhees, Esquimalt, and WSÁNEĆ peoples in Victoria, BC.
Luc Faris’ compositions explore the beauty and vastness of worlds natural, man-made, and imaginary. His passion for visual art and creative writing manifests itself in his music through his desire to paint vivid images and tell stories in every piece he composes. Originally from West Vancouver, BC, Luc is currently completing his undergraduate degree in Composition and Theory at the University of Victoria, with a minor in Creative Writing. He has studied composition under the instruction of Dr. Anna Höstman, Dr. Anthony Tan, Christopher Butterfield, and Wolf Edwards, and has studied piano under Eva Solar-Kinderman. He also has prior experience as a percussionist with the UVic Wind Symphony and vocalist with various ensembles including the BCMEA Provincial Honour Choir. His work Moonrise for treble choir earned the Barbara Pentland Award for Outstanding Composition in 2019, and his work Nocturnes for chamber ensemble was the recipient of two SOCAN Young Composer Awards in 2022. His work Oneirica was read by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as part of the Jean Coulthard Readings and Mentorship Program, and his work Mycelium was read by the Victoria Symphony Orchestra in November 2023. His works have also been sightread and workshopped by Quatour Bozzini, the UVic Symphony Orchestra, and the UVic Wind Symphony, the latter of which premiered his work Snow in 2022.