Lucy has performed as a soloist in many of London's most prestigious venues including the Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall and St John's Smith Square. She is a core member of EXAUDI vocal ensemble, with whom she regularly premieres works by living composers, and recently released an award-winning Gesualdo Madrigal CD. She is ideally suited to zwischenfach operatic roles, and enjoys performing Mozart opera in particular. She also loves performing with early music consorts, and in recent years has enjoyed performing with the Dunedin Consort, Freiburger Barockorchester, English Concert, Solomon’s Knot and the Academy of Ancient Music.
Staged work includes Hänsel in Humperdinck Hänsel und Gretel, Zerlina Don Giovanni, Annio La Clemenza di Tito, Dorabella Così fan tutte, Meg Page Falstaff, and chorus in Purcell Fairy Queen and King Arthur with the Academy of Ancient Music at the Barbican. Contemporary opera appearances include the premiere of Laura Bowler GOLD with Riot Ensemble, Thomas Larcher The Hunting Gun in the Aldeburgh Festival, Pascal Dusapin Passion with Music Theatre Wales, Triptych with ERRATICA at the Print Room, Notting Hill, and David Lang's The Little Match Girl Passion with Cryptic Theatre at King's Place.
Lucy regularly collaborates with pianist Siwan Rhys, most recently to perform Copland 12 Poems of Emily Dickinson at Downing College, Cambridge University. In 2017-2018 Lucy and Siwan undertook the American Songbook project, including new commissions A Damned Mob of Scribbling Women Laura Bowler (nominated for a British Composer Award) and Universal Food Machine by Canadian composer Christopher Mayo, a 9-day American Songbook residency at Snape Maltings, followed by performances in Brunel Tunnel Shaft, City and Durham Universities, International Anthony Burgess Foundation and in Brighton (supported by Arts Council England, PRS for Music Foundation, Snape Maltings, Hinrichsen Foundation and RVW Trust). The project also included an extensive education project with the composition students at the Purcell School.
As a high mezzo, Lucy frequently performs second soprano solos in Mozart Mass in C Minor, most recently at the St Endellion Festival. Other recent and memorable concert performances include Monteverdi Vespers (solos&chorus) with the Academy of Ancient Music, an old and new madrigal programme with EXAUDI at the Wigmore Hall, and a recital of music by female composers with soprano Héloïse Werner and harpist Anne Denholm for Spitalfields Music. In May 2018 Michael Finnissy wrote a reworking of the Recordare from the Mozart Requiem for Lucy to premiere with him at his retirement from Southampton University at the Turner Sims Concert Hall. In August 2019 Lucy sang in Berio Sinfonia with Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Susanna Mälkki. In October 2019 she premiered Ailie Robertson's Motherhood in Sound Festival, Aberdeen.
Since January 2019 Lucy has been Music Director of the Orlando Chamber Choir, an excellent amateur chamber choir specializing in Renaissance and Baroque music. Lucy is also the founder and conductor of the Concordium String Ensemble, whose most recent concert included Finzi Dies Natalis and Holst St Paul's Suite in the Music By The Bridge series at All Saints Putney. In January 2020 Lucy conducted recording sessions at Air Studios for the film The Green Knight. In 2018 she conducted Blaze chamber ensemble in a performance of Wagner's Siegfried Idyll in London, and was chorus master for the SWAP'ra gala at Opera Holland Park.
Lucy is a committed singing teacher of both children and adults. She has taught at the Lady Eleanor Holles School since 2009. Whilst studying for her Masters in Vocal Performance at the Royal Academy of Music Lucy also completed her Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music (the Academy's teaching diploma). She takes a keen interest in vocal pedagogy and stays up to date with the latest research. For more information please visit Learn To Sing.
Lucy graduated with distinction for her Masters in Vocal Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in July 2011, where she was awarded the S and M Eyres Wilson Scholarship and supported by the Josephine Baker Trust. She previously read Modern Languages at Girton College, Cambridge, where she was a choral and instrumental scholar. She also played the violin in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and its Italian equivalent, L’Orchestra Giovanile Italiana, and spent a year studying at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, Italy.
Besides singing Lucy loves playing the fiddle in a string quartet and spending time in Italy. She also loves swimming outdoors, hiking, camping, running and baking bread.