Lucy Andrews started learning the 'cello at six years old. In 2002 she gained a scholarship to study at The Purcell School of Music where she studied 'cello with Pal Banda and also learnt trumpet, singing and piano. She was also a member of the National Children's Orchestra for two years.
She has just completed her second year at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying the 'cello with Alexander Baillie.
Lucy has performed in orchestral and choir concerts in many major venues across the UK including the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Barbican Hall and St John Smith Square. Lucy has a great passion for chamber music, and has participated in quartet lessons and masterclasses with members of the Alban Berg, Dante, Belcea, and Heath Quartets, the London Haydn Quartet and the Vienna Piano trio. Every summer,
Lucy teaches 5-6 year olds on the summer course 'Music Makers', which she greatly enjoys!
Lucy Andrews, winner 2014
"Winning the 'Music at Beaulieu Award' was a fantastic experience, and it has really helped me on my way to starting a career in music. I recently graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with honours, and I am currently performing as a cellist in and around London, teaching a variety of instruments privately and in two schools and working as a music administrator for two orchestras. On the 18th October 2014 I performed Elgar's Cello Concerto with the Salisbury Sinfonia. I am hugely grateful to the Award Committee for all the help and support over the last few years."