Lucy Melvin



Lucy is the Founding Director of Chamber Players, and 2nd violinist with the Callia Quartet.

Previously a member of the Illyria Trio, with pianist Annabel Thwaite and cellist Sheida Davis, and duo with Italian pianist Luca Verdicchio, she has performed in concert halls, and intimate chamber music settings across Europe. Venues include: National Portrait Gallery, Conway Hall, Dr Johnston’s House, Fammington Barn, The Thames Tunnel.

Recent collaborations with composer Thomas Hewitt Jones has led to 3 commissions of his work. Premieres of which took place in 2020 and will continue throughout 2021, with a recording planned for later in 2021. 

Lucy’s interest in education and chamber music performance led her to  coordinating Classical Collective: a diverse concert series organising exciting performances for audiences of all ages, in venues across South London. Recent events have included Giraffes Can’t DanceThe Toy SymphonyStringfever ; Secret Garden Party;  Classical KicksTricks and Treats;  Graffiti ClassicsDiva and FiddlerAlice in WonderlandClassico Latino and Karolos Ensemble .  

During the recent Lockdowns, Lucy was able to keep Live performances going from her street, with a series of performances from her street called “Live-Stream on the Green” these were performed to her neighbours and then streamed via YouTube. She also took part in Ollie Mansfield’s Front Room Concert Series. Trying to keep things going as much as possible, even when so many other things seemed impossible, lucy is thrilled that Chamber Players will be able to return for 2021.