Lucy is a composer and conductor based in London, completing her studies at the Royal Academy of Music, where she is on a full scholarship. She is a multi-instrumentalist, (piano, flute, accordion) and singer (alto), who performs across genres: folk bands, acapella choirs, mixed chamber ensemble and orchestra.
Lucy’s music has been played by the London Sinfonietta, Septura, Contemporary Music For All (CoMA) London Ensemble, the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective, Metapraxis Ensemble, Trio Mazzolini, Huw Watkins, Mark Simpson and Tom Poster; and at Cheltenham, Aberystwyth and Dartington festivals. Lucy was one of six finalists for the 2020 ROSL composition award, and was selected in the same year for Sound and Music’s ‘Adopt a Music Creator’ scheme, for which she is writing and conducting a song-book for Somerset-based choral society, The Phoenix Voices.
Fluent in French, German and Spanish, and having read Arabic at the University of Edinburgh, Lucy’s music draws on influences from medieval material and folksong, often explored through aleatoric devices, and often with a strong narrative and visual aspect.
Assistant conductor of Horsham Symphony Orchestra, Lucy has also conducted the West of England Youth Orchestra, Goodensemble at the Bloomsbury Arts Festival, and the London Musical Arts at St John’s Smith Square.
She has performed with acapella groups Deep Throat Choir, Owl Parliament and Treemendus at Secret Garden Party and the Wilderness Festival. Lucy founded the folk story-telling band, Nancy Goose (violin, accordion, bassoon, guitar, percussion, soprano, alto), which gigged around London from 2013 to 2016 at venues including Green Note in Camden, The Finsbury, Battersea Arts Centre, Hammersmith’s Lyric Square and the Boogaloo.