Lucy Driver flûte, Maria Camahort, guitare, Prix International 2013
Deux brillantes Lauréates, dont la carrière est déjà bien lancée au Royaume-Uni et en Europe.
Un duo original, très musical, parfaitement coordonné, qui a séduit le Jury du Prix 2013. Nous sommes impatients d’écouter ces artistes, et nous les avons invitées à Paris pour la prochaine Saison 2014.2015 Pro Musicis !
Lucy Driver is a London-based freelance flautist, ensemble leader and teacher, born in 1987. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, graduating with distinction from the Artist Masters course in 2011. Whilst at the GSMD she studied flute and piccolo with Sarah Newbold, Ian Clarke, Philippa Davies and Sharon Williams. Prior to this she had been tutored by Richard Blake at the RoyalScottishAcademy of Music and Drama, obtaining a BMus(Hons).
Lucy has a wide and varied musical experience. The development of her high level performance skills has been enhanced by masterclasses with eminent musicians such as William Bennett, Rachel Brown, Maxence Larrieu, David Nicholson, Gareth Davies, Peter Lloyd, Paul Edmund-Davies, Lorna McGhee, Katherine Bryan and Stefan Hoskuldsson.
Her orchestral and ensemble skills have developed through working with conductors such as Sir Colin Davis, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and James Gaffigan.
Lucy has also been involved in projects playing alongside musicians in the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Highlights include performing in the Barbican Centre’s ‘Total Immersion’ series alongside BBC Symphony Orchestra members, and recording new works for ensemble at BBC Maida Vale Studios for broadcast on BBC Radio. Lucy also performed in the premiere of a new work for small ensemble at The Wigmore Hall as part of ‘Voiceworks’ festival in 2010.
She has performed in many prestigious venues around London including the Barbican Centre, LSO St Luke’s, Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Cadogan Hall, Bolivar Hall, and Southwark Cathedral amongst others. .
Graduating with a distinction in MMus Performance from the Guildhall School of Music, and awarded with the Guildhall Artist Fellowship 2010-12, her career has broadened vastly during the last five years. Her exceptional knowledge of her instrument and devotion towards chamber music and collaborative projects have given her the opportunity to perform in a great variety of genres, settings and contexts.
In recent years Lucy has achieved significant success and recognition alongside guitarist Maria Camahort. The duo were selected artists for the ‘Musica als Parcs 2013’ concert series in Barcelona, and also recently took part in a masterclass with Craig Ogden. They perform regularly around the UK, and play repertoire ranging from Baroque and Classical to new works, including pieces by Catalan composer/guitarist Feliu Gasull, whose piece ‘Contra-xions’ they premiered in London.
Maria Camahort is a guitarist, ensemble leader, arranger and teacher. Graduating with a distinction in MMus Performance from the Guildhall School of Music, and awarded with the Guildhall Artist Fellowship 2010-12, her career has broadened vastly during the last five years. Her exceptional knowledge of her instrument and devotion towards chamber music and collaborative projects have given her the opportunity to perform in a great variety of genres, settings and contexts.
Maria Camahort completed her studies in Classical performance at ESMUC (Barcelona). Graduating with a distinction in MMus Performance from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she was awarded the prestigious Guildhall Artist Fellowship from 2010-12. During her training both in Barcelona and London, her main influences were Feliu Gasull, Emilio Molina, David Dolan and Christian Burgess; in relation to instrumental skills and repertoire, Zoran Dukic, Àlex Garrobé, Robert Brightmore and John Parricelli.
As a performer, Maria is particularly interested in the field of chamber music, creative and collaborative performances, and has been involved in many different projects. She has also created and directed her own artistic projects, such as the UK Premiere of F. Gasull’s compositions (2011) and Maria Camahort Quintet (present).
Maria focuses part of her professional career on collaborating with other artistic disciplines such as theatre and dance. Her most challenging project in this field was the Guildhall production of Blood Wedding as composer, MD and musician on stage.
Through these and other projects, Maria has performed in festivals including Barcelona Guitar Festival, ILAMS London Classical Guitar festival, City of London Festival, International Conservatoire Week Festival, IGF Bath Guitar Festival, London Guitar Festival, Kings Place Festival and Edinburgh Guitar & Music Festival.
She has performed in the concert halls of many cities, such as Barcelona, Madrid, St Petesburg, Warsaw, Cracow, Orleans, Sevilla, Valencia, Gijón, Segovia, Oxford, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Brighton.
In London, she has performed in venues including Bolivar Hall, St Luke’s, The Forge, Bishopsgate Institute, Barbican Centre (Pit Theatre), Kings Place, St Martin in the Fields and Southbank Centre (Purcell Room) amongst others.