Previously a pupil of Igor Oistrakh, Lucy Baker received a first class Bachelor’s degree and a Postgraduate Diploma with distinction from the Royal College of Music, where she studied with Ani Schnarch and Itzhak Rashkovsky. At the RCM she won the Ian Stoutsker Violin Prize, the Kathleen Long Chamber Music Prize and awards from John Lewis Partnership, Countess of Munster, Musicians’ Benevolent Fund and the KPMG/Martin Fund. Lucy received an MMus with Distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music, where she studied with Jan Repko and researched the violin music of Karol Szymanowski. She was also awarded the prestigious PPRNCM Diploma and the Hirsch Chamber Music Prize.
Lucy has performed extensively as a soloist, giving recitals in the Concertgebouw Kleine Zaal, the Centre for Performing Arts in Tel Aviv and the Mirabell Schloss in Salzburg. She has also performed concertos in the Cambridge Music Festival, Bath Abbey and the Oxford Sheldonian, as well as with the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra. In addition to her conservatoire studies, Lucy has been invited to attend IMS Prussia Cove and Open Chamber Music, for which she was awarded Jerwood Foundation Scholarships. Lucy is a keen chamber musician, and spent three years as a member of Northern Sinfonia, performing in many chamber music concerts with her colleagues.
She is now a member of the BBC Philharmonic and the Moricosta String Trio, and teaches the violin at the University of York and the Young Musicians Programme at The Sage Gateshead.