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Hi, I'm Lucy! I often work with a violinist, which is perfect for weddings. I'd love to hear from you!
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London-based New Zealand cellist and pianist Lucy Gijsbers graduated in July 2018 with an Artist Diploma from the Royal College of Music, London. As an RCM Scholar, she graduated top of her class under the tutelage of Thomas Carroll. She completed her Bachelor of Music in cello and piano performance with first-class Honors in 2014, and in 2015 completed her Master of Musical Arts at the New Zealand School of Music. Lucy has recently been a contract player with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and she regularly performs as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician throughout the UK, Europe, and Australasia. Lucy has been concerto soloist with the Wellington Youth Orchestra playing Elgar's cello concerto, and has also performed as soloist with the Michael Monaghan Young Musician's Foundation Orchestra and the Tawa Orchestra. In 2018, she was a prizewinner at the RCM Cello Competition.

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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Fluent sight-reader
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Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£225
Up to 3 hours£300


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Alex D, 9 months ago

Lucy record 6 special songs for us to use on the day our wedding should have been held, and for our new wedding date in September. They were fantastic and exactly as we wanted them, with an element of originality which made them feel more special. They were delivered very promptly and were a roaring success. Thanks Lucy!

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Frances R, 5 years ago

"Gijsbers' impressive power … and rich, sweet tone sung through with wonderful artistry. The beautifully crafted phrases and full throated, rich sound she drew from the lower register of the cello … showed immediately what an accomplished musician she is. Likewise as she moved up the register in the later reflective episodes, her tone was sweet and warm. Prokofiev's startling false harmonics in the coda melody were superbly executed by Lucy Gijsbers - you could have heard a pin drop as the final notes evaporated into the barrel vault."

Lindis T, 4 years ago

Lucy Gijsbers' playing was quite lovely and of professional standard. She gained a most warm and attractive tone from her instrument in all parts of its wide range. Those flying, flexible fingers made the most of every note. Her cello almost talked to the audience. It is to be hoped that Lucy Gijsbers gets a chance to play this work with an orchestra. Her variety of tone was impressive, and the double-stopping in various places through the work was expertly executed; the cadenza was brilliant. (The performance) illustrated Lucy Gijsbers' command of her instrument, in all its wondrous variety of charm and drama. ...Gijsbers' playing was exquisite … These young players approached it as if they'd been living with it for years in their technical mastery and ease with the musical idiom, but judging by the spontaneity and freshness of the performance, it sounded as if they'd just discovered it."