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As a passionate and versatile collaborative pianist from New Zealand, Lucy regularly performs recitals with students from renowned faculty studios at the Jacobs School of Music. Her highlights include collaborating with Dale Clevenger in the horn studio recital. From June to August 2019 Lucy worked at the Interlochen Arts Camp as a collaborative pianist collaborating with students in numerous recitals, masterclasses with members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She also has experience working as a ballet pianist with IU ballet on the production of Prokofiev’s Cinderella. 

Lucy has collaborated with students from many renowned faculty members at the Jacobs School of Music. Her highlights include collaborating with Dale Clevenger in the horn studio recital in 2018. From June to August this year Lucy worked at the Interlochen Arts Camp as a collaborative pianist collaborating with students in numerous recitals, masterclasses with members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Lucy was featured as an artist in NZ Music Month in 2020.

Lucy began learning the piano at the age of seven, two years later she passed grade 6 exam and started winning a string of local competitions in New Zealand. Her national competition successes included 2nd prize at the NZ Mazda Foundation Young Performer of The Year 2008, Lewis Eady Charitable trust's National Award Emerging Artists series. Her international successes included 3rd prize and Sonata prize and people's choice award at the 2010 and 2014 Kerikeri International Piano Competitions, Semi-finalist and encouragement award winner at the 1st Australian International Chopin Competition and participation in the prestigious Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan. In 2015 she was awarded SOUNZ prize at the New Zealand Wallace National Piano Competition.  She has participated in numerous master classes with renowned pianists such as Christopher Elton, Joan Havill, Michael Houstoun, Tamas Vesmas, David Lively, Craig Sheppard and Pei-Shan Lee.

  

Lucy's concerto appearances included performing a number of Mozart concertos with the Aotea Youth Symphony and Waitakere City Orchestra and playing the Grieg concerto with Auckland Symphony Orchestra. In 2019 Lucy worked at the Interlochen Arts Camp as a collaborative pianist collaborating with students in numerous recitals as well as being their orchestral pianist.  

Lucy completed her Master of Music with first class honours in piano performance at the University of Auckland school of music studying under Rae de Lisle. She then travelled to America and studied piano performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of music under Edward Auer. Lucy is currently pursuing a Doctor of Music degree in collaborative piano and has studied under Anne Epperson, Kevin Murphy, Charles Prestinari and Aram Arakelyan. She has been an associate instructor at the Jacobs School of Music since 2017. Lucy had been invited to work as a collaborative pianist at the Interlochen Arts Camp in summer 2019. In 2020 she was accepted into both the collaborative fellowship program at the International Bowdoin Festival as well as Academy of the West.