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Lucy Baker (violin)

Lucy 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. Lucy has performed concerti in the Cambridge Music Festival, Bath Abbey and the Oxford Sheldonian. 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.

A passionate chamber musician, Lucy was Recommended Artist for Making Music 2015-16 with the Moricosta String Trio and Martin Roscoe, and has since given numerous recitals, notably performing as part of the Manchester Midday Concert Series at the Bridgewater Hall. Lucy enjoys collaborating with colleagues, and has performed twice as part of the BBC Philharmonic's chamber music series, along with pianist Jakob Fichert.

Lucy studied with Igor Oistrakh, Hermann Krebbers, Ani Schnarch, Itzhak Rashkovsky and Jan Repko, and has been Teacher of Violin at the University of York since 2014. Her students have gained postgraduate places at the Royal College of Music, Royal Northern College of Music and the Welsh College of Music and Drama. Lucy has also been the recipient of Awards from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, KPMG/Martin Fund and Help Musicians U.K..  Lucy 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.

Lucy is First Violinist in the BBC Philharmonic and regularly works as Guest Principal with orchestras throughout the U.K.. Lucy was recently on Trial for Concertmaster of the Norrlandsoperan Symphony Orchestra, and with Gothenberg Symphony Orchestra, and continues to be in demand internationally as a guest artist.