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Lucy Gijsbers (cello) and Bradley Wood (piano) play Debussy and Grieg

Wednesday June 13, 2018 at 13:10
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Sonata for cello and piano in D minor - Claude Debussy
  2. Sonata for cello and piano in A minor Op 36 - Edvard Grieg

New Zealand cellist Lucy Gijsbers is currently a Scholar of the Royal College of Music in London, where she is studying towards an Artist Diploma under Thomas Carroll. She completed her Bachelor of Music in cello and piano performance with first-class Honors in 2014, and in 2015 completed her Master of Musical Arts at the New Zealand School of Music.

She has performed in venues throughout the UK, New Zealand and Australia. She has participated in masterclasses and had lessons with Lynn Harrell, Wolfgang Schmidt, Philippe Muller, Natalie Clein, Marko Ylonen, Alisa Weilerstein, Narek Hakhnazaryan and Leonard Elschenbroich, amongst others. Lucy participated in the 2014 Adelaide International Cello Festival and performed in the Canberra International Music Festival. In September 2015 she was invited to attend the Melbourne Cello Festival, where she performed Ligeti’s Solo Cello Sonata in the Rising Stars Concert.

Lucy has recently been a contract player with the NZSO and was a member of their 2017 Fellowship Programme. In May 2009 Lucy was concerto soloist with the Wellington Youth Orchestra playing Elgar's cello concerto, and has also performed as cello concerto soloist with the Michael Monaghan Young Musician's Foundation Orchestra in 2006, 2008 and 2009. She was soloist with the Tawa Orchestra in 2017. In 2012 Lucy was runner-up in the NZSM concerto competition, playing Schumann's cello concerto. A member of Duo Cecilia, the duo won first prize in the New Zealand School of Music duo competition in 2015.

Lucy received a highly commended at the RCM Cello Competition 2018.

New Zealand pianist Bradley Wood is currently studying at the Royal College of Music under the guidance of Norma Fisher where he is the John and Marjorie Coultate Scholar. As a soloist, he has performed with all of New Zealand’s major orchestras. He has taken part in masterclasses with prominent artists and teachers including Konstanze Eickhorst, Christopher Elton, Stephen Hough and Vladimir Ashkenazy. In 2015 he was awarded 1st Prize in both the New Zealand National Concerto Competition and University of Auckland Graduation Gala Concerto Competition. In 2018 he was a finalist in the Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition.

Free recital (retiring collection)

St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
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