Lucy Price, cello
Lucy Price is a cellist based in Melbourne. She graduated as a student of Howard Penny from the Australian National Academy of Music, where she studied on full scholarship for two years. Lucy has also studied with Susan Blake, and holds a Bachelor of Music Performance from Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Lucy is a versatile cellist and has a strong interest in baroque performance practice. She has performed with the Melbourne Baroque Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony, Peninsula Academy Baroque Orchestra, and toured internationally with the Sydney North Chamber Orchestra. While studying at ANAM, she performed under Simone Young, Ilyich Rivas, Anthony Marwood, Brett Dean and Wissam Boustany. She has played in masterclasses for Thorleif Théeden, Marko Ylönen, Pierre Doumenge and the Goldner String Quartet.
She has been the recipient of a number of scholarships, including a grant from the PPCA Performers’ Trust Foundation, where she travelled to Toronto to study at the 2016 Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute. She was also awarded a Big Brother Scholarship which enabled her to travel to the UK for study and to attend various summer music festivals.
Lucy is passionate about community engagement and education. She is a Teaching Artist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s outreach education program ‘The Pizzicato Effect’ and ‘Crashendo’ at Laverton College. Both of these programs are inspired by the Venezuelan El Sistema model, which recognizes the benefits of music education on children’s development, and inspires positive social change.