ABOUT                         

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Born in Chichester, Imy Luc started learning the piano aged 6.  She then attended the Junior Department of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and for sixth form she gained a place at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester. After this she was invited to study with the Italian pianist Carlo Grante in Italy and did so for two years. Currently she is studying with Dina Parakhina at the Royal Northern College of Music and has recently finished her undergraduate degree. She will continue at the RNCM for her Masters degree, for which she has been awarded an entrance scholarship. 

Whilst at the RNCM she has had the opportunity to have masterclasses and lessons from many renowned pianists including Boris Berman, Jean Efflam Bavouzet, Katherine Stott, Piers Lane, Philippe Cassard and Martin Roscoe. She has also been awarded several prizes including the Shirley Cattarall Prize and the RNCM Chopin Prize for the best playing of Chopin.

 

Imy is an experienced performer and has given many recitals around the UK. She has performed in major venues such as St.George’s Hall in Bristol, Wigmore Hall, Wales Millennium Centre and the Bridgewater Hall. She made her concerto debut at the age of 17 with the Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra playing Mozart's Piano Concerto no.9.

 

She is also in high demand as a chamber musician, collaborating with a variety of instrumentalists and singers for recitals around the UK. In March 2019 she won the prize for best accompaniment in the RNCM Bessie Cronshaw and Frost Brownson Song Cycle Competition and the RNCM Chris Petty English Song Competition. During her time at the RNCM she formed the 'Alegria' Piano Trio who perform together regularly and, in November 2017, were finalists in the RNCM Beethoven Chamber Music competition. In June 2019, she took part in the Lasham Music Festival where she performed major chamber music works including Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time and Elgar's Piano Quintet.

Outside of performing, Imy teaches piano privately and regularly organises concerts with her sister Maria. Imy is also the assistant director of a new music festival, Festival Fresco, set up by her trio partner Vanessa White. The festival's aims include providing a platform for upcoming young musicians and composers, making classical music more accessible and providing outreach projects to include the more vulnerable people in the community. The festival is based in Manchester and its surrounding areas. 

 

Visit Festival Fresco's website here: https://www.festivalfresco.com