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Lucy Mair studied Music and Italian at Royal Holloway, University of London, attended the Conservatorio di Benedetto Marcello, Venice, and graduated with an MMus in Performance and Composition from Newcastle University.

She was awarded a bursary to Oxenfoord International Summer School to work with Janis Kelly, Linda Ormiston, David Cowan, Jamie Macdougall and Robin Bowman and was twice awarded bursaries to study voice at The Dartington International Summer School for  masterclasses with Joan Rodgers, Emma Kirkby, Jessica Cash and Nicholas Clapton.

As a recitalist, Lucy has performed at the Corbridge and Steyning Festivals and the Newcastle ‘New Music’ Festival. She performed the UK première of Alain Daniélou’s arrangement of Rabindranath Tagore’s Song Poems.

Oratorio performances include Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat, Schubert’s Mass in G and Mass in C, Haydn’s Little Organ Mass, Fauré’s Requiem, Bach’s Magnificat, Graun’s Der Tod Jesu and Mozart’s Mass in C. She has sung for The Newcastle Bach Choir at The Sage Gateshead, Capella Novocastriensis, Chanctonbury Chorus, Fleetwood and District Choral Society and Crowborough Choral Society.

As a member of Pippa Dames-Longworth’s ‘Singing Salon’ she has worked with repetiteurs Lesley-Anne Sammons, Nicky Rose and Nick Bosworth. She has worked with movement expert Clare Whistler, was part of a Baroque Obbligato Course during which she worked with Howard Beach (Red Priest) and Julia Bishop (AOE), and a Lieder course with Adrian Thompson. In addition she has performed scenes from Così fan Tutte (Fiordiligi), Don Giovanni (Donna Elvira), Peter Grimes (Ellen Orford), Le Nozze di Figaro (Countess) and The Bartered Bride (Mařenka). At Oxenfoord, she performed scenes from L'Egisto (Bellezza) and Street Scene (Mrs Olsen).

Lucy sings the role of Sandman in Singing Salon’s popular, immersive performances of Hansel and Gretel, the last one of which was performed at the world renowned Charleston House and Gardens. She sang Pamina in The Magic Flute, also for Singing Salon, for The Royal Pavilion in Brighton in October. These sold-out performances meant they have been invited back to sing there again on two occasions this year.

 

Lucy teaches singing, both privately in Hove and in schools in West and East Sussex.