Lukas has managed a pretty astonishing personal and musical feat in his creative life: he's able to acknowledge his father's influence and at the same time, sidestep it and even transcend it.
The Guardian, Tom Service
Modest and affable onstage, Ligeti represents, under a Clark Kent exterior, a new generation of musical Superman -- a globally minded, technologically adept, technically sophisticated composer who also happens to be a virtuoso performer and accomplished improviser with a populist bent.
LA Times, Mark Swed
Lukas Ligeti was an energetic one-man band (…) performing his own unorthodox works, which meshed West African melodies and lively rhythms in a jubilantly organized frenzy.
New York Times, Vivien Schweitzer
Thinking Songs (2015) [is] a fiercely virtuosic five-movement work for solo marimba. (…) The composition itself took us [on] an incredible musical journey: exploiting timbral possibilities with different mallets in Dance, slow-moving lines in Lamento, technical impossibilities manifested into reality in Four-Part Invention, playful exploration of prepared marimba in Scherzo, and quasi-minimalist shifting accents in Two-Part Invention.
New Classic LA, Cristina Lord