Lucy Baker

lucyLucy began playing the violin aged three and went on to be awarded a first class Bachelors Degree with Honours from the Royal College of Music, where she held a scholarship from the age of 13. As a soloist she has broadcast on Classic FM and performed internationally in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Centre for Performing Arts in Tel Aviv and Mirabell Schloss in Salzburg.

In the U.K. Lucy is Recommended Artist for Making Music 2015-16 with the Moricosta String Trio and Martin Roscoe, and has performed concerti in the Cambridge Music Festival, Bath Abbey and the Oxford Sheldonian. She is First Violinist in the BBC Philharmonic and regularly works as Guest Principal with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Manchester Camerata.

Lucy studied with Igor Oistrakh, Hermann Krebbers, Ani Schnarch, Itzhak Rashkovsky and Jan Repko, and is now a Professor of Violin at the University of York. She also holds a Master of Music Degree with Distinction from the RNCM and University of Manchester, for which she wrote her dissertation on the violin concerti of Karol Szymanowski. She has also been the recipient of Awards from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, KPMG/Martin Fund and Help Musicians U.K.. During her studies Lucy won the Ian Stoutsker Violin Prize and the Kathleen Long Chamber Music Prize at the Royal College of Music, and the Hirsch Chamber Music Prize at the Royal Northern College of Music. Lucy also attended IMS Prussia Cove as a Scholar and was invited back to the prestigious Open Chamber Music sessions.

This season Lucy took part in an extensive tour of China with the BBC Philharmonic, and has recently performed in Japan, Korea and throughout Europe. A passionate chamber musician, she has given numerous recitals with the Moricosta String Trio, notably performing as part of the Manchester Midday Concert Series at the Bridgewater Hall. She will also perform twice as part of the BBC Philharmonic’s chamber music series.

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