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Pianist / Vegan

Maria Luc BMus (Hons), LRSM is a British pianist of Japanese and Vietnamese heritage from Chichester, West Sussex. She has recently completed her undergraduate degree with first class honours at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and will be continuing for her MMus degree with an RNCM Scholarship. She is also a Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award Holder and is supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. She has won many awards including the Norah Sande Award (2017), Fergal O'Mahony Prize (2016), Paganini Prize for piano and violin (2016) and Peter Donohoe Prize (2016). She is under the tutelage of Helen Krizos and Ashley Wass and has also had lessons and masterclasses with Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Sir András Schiff, Jerome Lowenthal, Stephen Hough, Peter Donohoe, Kathryn Stott Michel Béroff and Phillipe Cassard. Maria is a very experienced performer having played solo recitals across the U.K. in London, Chester, Manchester, Redcar, Chichester and Bognor. She has played also in such venues as the Wales Millenium Centre and Wigmore Hall. Maria has been a concerto soloist with the Helix Ensemble in Nottingham and will be playing Beethoven's Emperor Concerto with the Chichester Symphony Orchestra. She has formed a piano duo with her partner Wyn Chan and they have played the Carnival of the Animals with the RNCM Sinfonietta and have toured the country with Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. They have played at the South Downs Summer Music Festival and the chamber music festivals at the RNCM. Maria organises her own concerts annually as part of the Festival of Chichester with her sister Imy, whom she also plays with. Maria is also a passionate teacher having taught at local primary schools in Manchester and at the RNCM as part of the piano pedagogy course run by Helen Krizos. She has also taught as part of Learn to Play Day in the music shop Forsyth's in Manchester.

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I can perform outdoors
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2nd Encoreversary
Jazz, Folk, Pop, Rock, Electronic, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance
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Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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From customers:

Peter T, 3 years ago

The virtuoso passages clearly demonstrated Luc's mastery of the considerable technical challenges.

Peter T, 3 years ago

Her humorous touch to the second movement brought smiles of enjoyment to several faces in the audience.