Chair, Chamber Music; Violin
Violinist Lucy Chapman, chair of NEC's chamber music faculty, has also served as chair of the strings studio faculty.
While widely sought after as a chamber musician, Chapman has had a varied career that spans many musical worlds. She has had solo and chamber music concerts throughout the USA and in Europe, Korea and Japan. She has held positions as acting associate concertmaster of the San Francisco Symphony and first violin of the Muir String Quartet, and won a Grammy nomination for a recording of Bartok, Stravinsky and Ives with clarinetist Richard Stoltzman and pianist Richard Goode. She also recorded with Keith Jarrett, whose solo sonata she premiered in Chicago's Orchestra Hall.
Recent performances include the Mozart Sinfonie Concertante with violist Kim Kashkashian, an all-Mozart concert in New York with pianist Robert Levin, frequent guest appearances with the Boston Chamber Music Society, and return visits to the Busan Festival in Korea and the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont. Chapman is a former faculty member of the University of California/Santa Cruz, Boston and Harvard Universities. During the past eight summers she has been on the faculty of Kneisel Hall in Blue Hill, Maine. She is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with Arnold Steinhardt of the Guarneri Quartet; her other principal teachers include Dorothy Delay and Marc Gottlieb.
B.M., Curtis Institute; M.Ed., Antioch New England. Studies with Dorothy Delay, Marc Gottlieb, Arnold Steinhardt. Recordings on EMI, CRI, New World, RCA/BMG. Former faculty of University of California/Santa Cruz and Boston and Harvard University.
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