Lucy Melvin

Lucy is a performer and violin teacher, She is the Founding Director of Chamber Players, which was set up in 2009. Her teaching includes private lessons and ensemble coaching, as well as working for Kingsdale School in Southwark; 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 and string ensemble.  

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. Lucy now enjoys performances with the Chamber Players Ensemble, with violinist Hartmut Ometzberger and cellist Robin Michael at its core and joined by other players from the Chamber Players family of tutors and performers. 

Lucy has co-ordinated 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 and Classico Latino. Plans for 2019 include Karolos Ensemble and a return of the Chamber Players Ensemble.

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