Chair, Chamber Music; Violin
Violinist Lucy Chapman, chair of NEC's chamber music faculty, also served as chair of the strings studio faculty from 2001 through 2012.
Lucy Chapman has pursued an eclectic career spanning many musical worlds. She became acting associate concertmaster of the San Francisco Symphony at the age of twenty-nine; from that position, she moved on to play two seasons as first violin of the award-winning Muir String Quartet. She has played solo and chamber music concerts throughout the U.S., Europe, Korea, and Japan.
Her recording of Bartok, Stravinsky, and Ives with clarinetist Richard Stoltzman and pianist Richard Goode won a Grammy nomination, and she has also recorded with Keith Jarrett, whose solo sonata she premiered in Chicago’s Orchestra Hall.
At NEC, Chapman performs regularly with her colleagues, including violinists Miriam Fried and Donald Weilerstein, violist Kim Kashkashian and Roger Tapping, and cellists Paul Katz, Natasha Brofsky, and Laurence Lesser. Since joining the faculty at NEC, she spent ten summers teaching at Kneisel Hall in Blue Hill, Maine and the past eight summers as a senior participant at the Marlboro Music Festival in Marlboro, Vermont.
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, Boston University, Harvard University.
photo by Arthur Paxton