Following a successful pilot in 2018-19, the CSO Kingsland Residency continues in 2020, made possible by the extraordinary contribution from the Kingsland family and other generous supporters. The program offers outstanding emerging players an opportunity to gain professional experience in the areas of symphonic performance, ensemble performance, instrumental teaching and arts administration.
In 2020, the CSO welcomed violinist Lucy Macourt as its Kingsland Resident. Lucy has already performed on the Llewellyn Hall mainstage and with the CSO Chamber Orchestra, and established a teaching studio. She also appeared in the CSO’s first private Zoom recital, a new avenue for ensemble bookings created in response to social distancing restrictions. Lucy is currently curating the first CSO Playlist, another new digital initiative.
Lucy Macourt – Violin
Hailing from Sydney, violinist Lucy Macourt completed a Bachelor of Music (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, studying with Dr Goetz Richter. She held the Matteson and Nancy Scholarship, the Kathleen and Allison Short Scholarship and a Sydney Scholars Award. Prior to her tertiary studies, Lucy was enrolled in the Conservatorium’s Rising Stars program, studying with Dr Evgeny Sorkin.
Lucy is an alumni of the Australian Youth Orchestra and National Music Camp and has interned with the Opera Australia Orchestra. She has also performed with the Sydney Symphony fellows, the Regional Youth Orchestra – encompassing workshops with the Staatskapelle Berlin – and in masterclasses for Andrea Gajic (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) and Charles Stegeman (Concertmaster of Pittsburgh Opera Ballet Theatre).
Lucy is an experienced music educator, having conducted and tutored string ensembles at primary and secondary schools across Sydney, as well as running her own private studio. Lucy continues to teach through her private studio as well as at Canberra Grammar School and the ACT Academy of Music. She also conducts the Sinfonietta ensemble at Music for Canberra.