Lucy Gould, Principal second violin
Lucy Gould has been a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe since 1996 where she holds the position of principal 2nd violin. One of the first times that Lucy heard the COE was at the Barbican, in London, when she was only 21. Their performance of the Dvorak Serenades left a strong impression on her and it was then that she decided to become part of the COE.
Whilst studying at the Royal Academy of Music with Gyorgy Pauk, Lucy formed the Gould Piano Trio. The trio was chosen for the Rising Stars scheme in 1998, performing in many of the great concert halls from Carnegie Hall to the Concertgebouw and has an extensive and varied discography. Many of these recordings have been selected as Chamber Disc of the month/Editor's choice in the BBC music and Gramophone magazines. As a guest leader, Lucy has appeared with many of the British orchestras and very much enjoys the varied repertoire she has played on these occasions. She teaches at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff where she lives with her husband, the clarinettist Robert Plane, and their three children, Florence, Rufus and Iris.