Lucy Melvin

Lucy is a performer and violin teacher, She is director of Chamber Players. Her teaching includes private lessons and ensemble coaching, as well as working for Kingsdale School in Southwark; Newstead Woods School and Langley Park School for Boys in Bromley. At Langley Park School for Boys, Lucy co-ordinates the string project and coaches chamber groups.  Similarly, at Kingsdale School, as well as the individual teaching and chamber music coaching Lucy conducts the school orchestra with several concerts each year. Lucy also coaches chamber music groups for Bromley Youth Music Trust. Lucy holds a showcase concert every year for the chamber ensembles which she coaches in school and out-side school.

Since graduating from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Lucy has worked with City of London Sinfonia, English Symphony Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, St Endellion Festival Orchestras and Chameleon Arts Orchestra. Concerto performances include Bach Double violin concerto and Mozart concerto in G major.

As a chamber musician, Lucy worked for many years with Italian pianist Luca Verdicchio, performing regularly in London and around the UK, and also in Italy. Lucy was a member of the Illyria Piano Trio, with Sheida Davis and Annabel Thwaite, and the Rosaline Trio for 2 violins and viola, with Anna Starkey, and Oakki Lau.

Lucy is an extremely proud mum to her two crazy and wonderful daughters, Isabel and Cecily.

Lucy has co-ordinated the Playtime concerts – lively, fun classical concerts for young children, and families to enjoy. She also is artistic director of 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 Wonderland. Plans for 2018 include Classico Latino, Karolos Ensemble and a return of the Chamber Players Ensemble.