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11 June 2015, 8pm
De Piel (2015) by Lucy Landymore (Cuban percussion)
Hop (1998) by Paul Lansky (Marimba)
Blue Too (1983) by Stuart Saunders Smith (Drum kit)
The Black Page (1976) by Frank Zappa (Drum kit)
Little Prayer (1978) by Evelyn Glennie (Marimba)

 

Lucy’s interest in percussion and drum kit began after watching a performance by her father’s Big Band “78RPM” when she was 6 years old, amazed by the drums.

She was a member of the National Children’s Orchestra and National Youth Orchestra and Aldeburgh Young Musicians through her childhood, subsequently taking part in the LSO St Luke’s Academy for percussion 2009 and 2013.

In 2010, Lucy won the percussion category of the BBC Young Musician of the Year, where she performed works including Chick Corea’s Children’s Song no.1 and Frank Zappa’s famous drum solo The Black Page. As a result, she has been invited to perform concertos and recitals in multiple cities across the UK. A selection being Steven Barlow’s Clarinet and Marimba concerto, Nocturne, with Emma Johnson, a series of recitals at schools and universities, and a world music recital at the St. Ives Arts Centre in Cornwall.

Lucy studied percussion with David Hockings and drum kit with Ralph Salmins at the Royal College of Music, supported by a full scholarship from Soiree d’Or. In her second year studying, she won the RCM Concerto competition, which gave her the opportunity to perform Zivkovic’s Tales from the Centre of the Earth with the RCM Symphony Orchestra. She also performed on Latin percussion alongside Steward Copeland for the performance of his album Orchestralli, in the RCM Britten Theatre. For her final performance at the RCM, she performed on drum kit alongside Ralph Salmins and Gavin Harrison for the RCM Festival of Percussion.

In 2013, Lucy also appeared on the SkyArts TV program Michael Parkinson: Masterclass where she takes part in a master class with Evelyn Glennie, performing Ultimatum I by Nebojsa Zivkovic.

Since graduating July 2014, Lucy has performed in an all-female drum-line for Hans Zimmer’s Hans Zimmer Revealed concert series and played percussion with special guest Pharrell Williams for his song Happy, at the Hammersmith Apollo in London. Most recently, she performed at the Royal Opera House for a new work by Hofesh Shechter for dancers, strings and frame drums.