Bio

Lucy-Rose Graham DipABRSM began studying the cello at the age of 8, and was awarded a music scholarship to Oakham School at the age of 11. Competition successes include the title of Rutland Young Musician of the Year in 2008 and composing a winning entry in the first Royal Opera House Fanfare Competition in 2009.

In 2010 Lucy-Rose was awarded a scholarship to play in the National Schools’ Symphony Orchestra, and has subsequently successfully auditioned to join the English Schools’ Orchestra, CBSO Youth Orchestra, CBSO Youth Orchestra Academy and the Birmingham Festival Orchestra.

Lucy-Rose has studied with leading cellists Richard Jenkinson and Eduardo Vassallo. She currently studies with Jennifer Langridge at the Royal Northern College of Music. In addition to giving solo recitals and performing with chamber groups, Lucy-Rose has performed Vivaldi Double Cello Concerto at Burghley House, the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1, Piazzolla Le Grand Tango and Bruch Kol Nidre – performed in King’s College Chapel, Cambridge.
Lucy-Rose also has show experience, having played in pit bands, and does session work  for bands live and in recordings.
Opera credits include "La Boheme" performed in Dresden, Germany for chamber orchestra.

Lucy-Rose has played at weddings in prestigious venues such as Burghley House and has also played a wide range of music for occasions from children’s parties to corporate events.

As well as performing, Lucy-Rose has been passionately teaching piano, cello and voice since the age of 14, with her pupils having gained 100% pass rate in ABRSM music exams, and many being awarded music scholarships to their secondary schools. Lucy-Rose currently commutes from Manchester to stamford (Lincs) weekly to teach cello at Copthill School. 

 

During school holidays Lucy-Rose runs children workshops for 5 - 11 year olds. The focus of these workshops is 'musical creativity' and each child gets the opportunity to perform at the end of the workshop in a performance to friends and family.

Lucy-Rose's passion for teaching inspires these workshops and all forms of art and performing arts are explored.

Lucy-Rose is privileged to perform on a Thomas Kennedy ‘cello, an instrument which one day she hopes to retain. It is thanks to an investment scheme set up by Nigel Brown OBE and the Stradivari Trust that Lucy-Rose plays on this instrument.