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Lucy Jeal

  • Violinist


Lucy Jeal: In 1997 and 1998 BBC Radio 3 broadcast a studio recital in which she played sonatas by Mozart, Brahms and Ravel. Two years earlier Lucy had been the youngest performer chosen by BBC Radio 3 to play in their "Young Artists’ Forum" recorded concerts at the National Portrait Gallery.

In April 1999 Lucy played chamber music with Alfred Brendel at Carnegie Hall and in Chicago. In 2001 and 2002 she appeared in chamber concerts throughout Europe and in Japan with Alfred Brendel, celebrating his 70th birthday. Lucy was chosen by the Countess of Munster Trust as one of their selected young artists for their recital schemes for 1999/2000 and 2000/2001, and for the National Federation of Music Societies for their 'Concert Promoters' Network 2002/3.

Lucy has also performed as a soloist in the Hall of Columns, Moscow; the Barbican; the Queen Elizabeth Hall; St John’s Smith Square; Westminster Abbey; St Martin’s-in-the-Fields; and the Purcell Room. She was the soloist at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, with the London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra in a concert which was broadcast on Classic FM. Her recital at the Chester Festival was broadcast on BBC Radio 2 and she has also played at the Canterbury, Dumfries, Grassington, Harrogate, Iford, Medway, Newbury Spring, and Wimborne Festivals in the UK, at the Schleswig Holstein Festival in Germany, and was Artist in Residence at the Presteigne Festival in Wales. Lucy has given recitals for many music societies including Blackpool, Bognor Regis, Bridport, Brockenhurst, Chipping Sodbury, Clitheroe, Cockermouth, Cromer, Cuffley, Darlington, Duffield, Elland and District, Exmouth, Harrogate, Hartlepool, Hereford, Herne Bay, Hornsea, Horsham, Luton, Medway, Music in the Round Sheffield, North Cumbria, Rhyl, Saffron Walden, Seaton, Sidmouth, Spalding, Walton on Thames, Warwick, Woodford and West Dorset, and for the City Music Society's recital series at the Bishopsgate Hall in London. Lucy played at the memorial services for Sir Isaiah Berlin and Dame Elizabeth Frink.

She has been awarded scholarships by the Countess of Munster, Martin, Tillett, and Finzi trusts. In 1996 she was a winner of the ‘Emily English Award’. She has had masterclasses with amongst others: Dorothy de Lay, Igor Oistrakh, Miriam Fried, Herman Krebbers, Joseph Silverstein, Gyorgy Kurtag and Gerhard Schultz.

Lucy has been an active participant in solo master classes at the Britten-Pears School of Advanced Musical Studies at Snape. She loves chamber music and is regularly invited to take part in the International Musicians’ Seminar’s annual Open Chamber Music Festival at Prussia Cove.