Baroque Cellist

Lucia Capellaro

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About Lucia

Baroque Cellist
Glasgow
Baroque and Modern cellist

Lucia Capellaro, based in London, enjoys a busy performing life on the baroque cello, cello, and viola da gamba. She works as a chamber musician, continuo cellist, and leader; which has taken her all over Europe and Asia. Lucia completed her undergraduate degree at Birmingham Conservatoire in 2009 with a 1st class BMus (Hons), and went on to study for her Masters in 2013 at the Royal Academy of Music, where she received a Distinction with the prestigious DipRAM Award for outstanding musical performance, under her teacher Jonathan Manson. Lucia has worked with distinguished musicians including Rachel Podger, Christopher Hogwood, Laurence Cummings and Dame Emma Kirkby, taking her to venues such as Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, and St John’s Smith Square. Amongst other orchestras she performs with The Hanover Band, The English Touring Opera and Ex Cathedra. Lucia has performed live numerous times on BBC Radio 3, and recorded at Abbey Road Studios. Recent recordings include CD’s as principal cellist with The Amadè Players under the label Resonus Classics, and debut albums with Meili Li and Ensemble Senesino, and the historical folk ensemble The Twisted Twenty. Alongside historical performance Lucia has a keen interest in other genres of music and art, performing and recording with many jazz/pop/folk artists; and is involved in a number of projects working closely with dancers, circus performers, film artists, and poets. She plays regularly with the Sam Watts’ jazz band, where she has performed live at the Royal Albert Hall and has recently recorded an album, and has worked with DJ Yoda, recording samples for his upcoming CD’s. Lucia performed in the production Where late the Sweet Birds Sang directed by Martin Parr, which was a two-woman theatre production based on Shakespeare’s sonnets. Other than acting, this included of self-composed music and song. She has also worked alongside prestigious Noh Theatre master, Akira Matsui, performing the Bach cello suites at LSO St Luke’s. Lucia is a keen educator, working both one-to-one and at Mountview Academy for Performing Arts. Recently Lucia has begun a partnership with the charity Future Talent, who support young virtuosi from low-income backgrounds – here she directs chamber music ensembles, gives mentoring and teaching sessions and has founded the Future Talent Orchestra, who have performed at both the Southbank Centre and Rambert Studios. Lucia co-directs the orchestra alongside guest directors such as Laurence Cummings, Margaret Faultless, and the London Contemporary Orchestra. She has taken her chamber music ensembles to perform at venues such as Buckingham Palace, Hatfield House Music Festival, Eton and the Royal Northern College of Music.

Musicianship
Genres:
1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz, Gypsy jazz, Swing, Ragtime, Jazz fusion, Blues, Latin jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Noise music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polish music, Polka, Polynesian music, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceilidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Garage, House, IDM, Ibiza club, Industrial, Jungle, Techno, Triphop, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music
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Instruments:
Baroque cello, Cello, Bass guitar
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Event types:
Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show
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Other skills:
Arranger, Orchestrator, Composer, Audio engineer, Sound technician, Actor, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Examiner, Animateur
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Reviews

From customers:

Views G, 5 years ago

‘Capellaro is outstanding. Her cello playing is utterly enthralling and there are some lovely touches to her performance’

The D, 5 years ago

Gentle and melancholic, inventive and profoundly moving