Lucy Warren grew up on the Gold Coast, and as well as the violin also learned the piano, bassoon and recorder. She was lucky to receive a wonderful musical education in Queensland, studying for many years with Michele Walsh, and developing life-long friendships and a love of orchestral music in the Queensland Youth Orchestra. Lucy continued her study with Jun Yi Ma, Alice Waten and Semyon Kobets, undertook the Advanced Performance Program at the Australian National Academy of Music with Paul Wright and William Hennessy, and in 2012 was a Sydney Symphony Fellow. Lucy has performed extensively with the Sydney, Melbourne, and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, and the Opera Australia Orchestra; she also led the CounterMove project with Sydney Dance Company, and from 2013 – 2017 was Concertmaster of the Opera Australia National Tour. In 2019, Lucy undertook a Solo Violin Residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity which she found to be a profoundly enriching experience. She was a grateful recipient of the Robert and Elizabeth Albert Scholarship, as well as the beneficiary of a Flair Foundation Award. Outside of OV, Lucy’s great joy in life is playing with her piano trio Strelitzia of which she has been a member since 2012. She is also a dedicated teacher, and is always striving to expand her knowledge of pedagogy and violin nerdery in general.
You may not know …
Lucy’s favourite composers are Schumann, Shostakovich and Sibelius, and she was once in a recorder consort called the Liquorice Allsorts.