Our tea-time concert stars Lucy Arch on cello this year. Enjoy an afternoon of mellow music at the Methodist Church and then retire to the Church Hall for a scrumptious cream tea.
Lucy started playing the cello aged 7 and studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Hannah Roberts and Chris Hoyle, graduating with a first class honours degree and Postgraduate Diploma with distinction.
During her time at the RNCM she won multiple prizes, including the Hirsch Prize, Laurence Turner Prize and Sir John Barbirolli String Quartet Prize. Her quartet, The Clara Quartet, were selected to represent the RNCM at masterclasses with the Kuss Quartet in Germany, and performances included the Wigmore Hall. Solo engagements include the Schumann concerto at the RNCM, Elgar concerto, Dvorak concerto, Haydn D major concerto and several recitals.
Lucy is an experienced orchestral player, and was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for several years (click here to see a video and read a story about this). More recently, she has played regularly with orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé, and Chamber Orchestra of Europe, as well as a current trial for a job with the Ulster Orchestra. She is extremely grateful for support from the Albert and Eugenie Frost Music Trust, the Walker Trust and the Lynn Foundation.