Gould, Lucy

Lucy Gould studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Gyorgy Pauk where she won many prizes including the prestigious Queen’s Commendation for Excellence. She then studied at Indiana University Bloomington, under Josef Gingold and Nelli Shkolnikova, and subsequently participated in courses at Prussia Cove, the Yale Summer School and the Banff Centre for the Arts, attending masterclasses with Andras Schiff, Menahem Pressler and the Amadeus and Tokyo String Quartets. 

Lucy has performed much of the concerto repertoire with orchestras such as the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Bournemouth Sinfonietta and the English String Orchestra. She has been invited to lead the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Halle, BBC Philharmonic, BBC NOW and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and holds the position of Principal Second Violin of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

Lucy Gould founded the Gould Piano Trio whilst studying at the Royal Academy. The Trio has won international competitions in Australia, Italy and Holland; it was nominated the UK’s 1999 European Concert Hall’s 'Rising Stars' and shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Chamber Music Award. The Trio performs all over the world, broadcasts regularly for BBC Radio 3 and has an impressive discography on the Quartz, Chandos, Naxos and, most recently, Wigmore Live labels. Since 1999 the group they have presented their own chamber music festival in Corbridge, Northumberland.

Lucy Gould lives in Cardiff with her husband, clarinettist Robert Plane, and three children.

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