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 ideally suited to zwischenfach operatic roles, and enjoys performing Mozart opera in particular. She is a committed interpreter of contemporary music and is a core member of EXAUDI vocal ensemble, with whom she regularly premieres works by exciting new composers.
Staged work includes Hänsel in Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel, Zerlina Don Giovanni, Annio La Clemenza di Tito, Dorabella Così fan tutte, Meg Page Falstaff, Triptych with ERRATICA at the Print Room, Notting Hill, David Lang's The Little Match Girl Passion with Cryptic Theatre at King's Place, and chorus in Purcell's Fairy Queen and King Arthur with the Academy of Ancient Music at the Barbican. A major project over the past year has been the American Songbook project with pianist Siwan Rhys, 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 with Laura Bowler and Michael Finnissy, 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.
Other recent highlights include Monteverdi Vespers (solos&chorus) with the Academy of Ancient Music, second soprano solos in various performances of Mozart Mass in C Minor, solo appearances with Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall and with Florilegium at St John's Smith Square, an old and new madrigal programme with EXAUDI at the Wigmore Hall, Italy and Luxembourg, and a Snape Maltings opera residency with composer Tom Coult and the Britten Sinfonia. In May 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. Lucy is looking forward to performing with Michael again in 2019. In April Lucy and Siwan Rhys performed Siren Song, a programme of song by British female composers at the Omnibus Theatre in Clapham. In July Lucy performed a recital of music by female composers with soprano Héloïse Werner and harpist Anne Denholm for Spitalfields Music in the Draper's Hall, London. This autumn Lucy has enjoyed taking part in a UK tour of Duspain's Passion with Music Theatre Wales/EXAUDI, and EXAUDI concerts at Voix Nouvelles in Royaumont and in Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. In November Lucy was appointed Music Director to the Orlando Chamber Choir, a friendly and brilliant amateur choir specializing in Renaissance and Baroque music. Lucy is also the founder and conductor of the Concordium Ensemble, whose recent concerts included works by Bach, Mozart, Warlock, Elgar, Finzi, Janacek, and Peter Copley. In June she conducted Blaze chamber ensemble in a performance of Wagner's Siegfried Idyll in London. She was also chorus master for the SWAP'ra gala at Opera Holland Park.
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. Lucy is extremely grateful to the Kathleen and the Seary Trusts for their generous support towards her career development.
Besides singing Lucy loves playing the fiddle in a string quartet and spending time in Italy, where she can natter away in Italian. She also loves swimming outdoors, hiking, camping, running and baking bread.