Imy Luc

Pianist

Originally from Chichester, Imy is currently based in Manchester. She is a Masters student at the Royal Northern College of Music, studying under Dina Parakhina, for which she has been awarded an entrance scholarship. Whilst at the RNCM she has had the opportunity to have masterclasses and lessons from pianists including Boris Berman, Jean Efflam Bavouzet, Katherine Stott, Piers Lane, Philippe Cassard and Martin Roscoe. She has also been awarded several prizes including the Shirley Cattarall Prize and the RNCM Chopin Prize for the best playing of Chopin.

Imy is an experienced performer and has given many recitals around the UK. She has performed in major venues such as St.George’s Hall in Bristol, Wigmore Hall, Wales Millennium Centre and the Bridgewater Hall. She made her concerto debut at the age of 17 with the Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra.  

She is also in high demand as a chamber musician, collaborating with a variety of instrumentalists and singers for recitals around the UK. In March 2019 she won the prize for best accompaniment in the RNCM Bessie Cronshaw and Frost Brownson Song Cycle Competition and the RNCM Chris Petty English Song Competition. She was also selected to be part of the RNCM ‘Songster’s’ Scheme and most recently performed with them at the Day of Song held at Chetham’s School of Music in March 2020. During her time at the RNCM she formed the 'Alegria' Piano Trio who perform together regularly and, in November 2017, were finalists in the RNCM Beethoven Chamber Music competition. In June 2019, she took part in the Lasham Music Festival where she performed major chamber music works including Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time and Elgar's Piano Quintet.

Outside of performing, Imy runs a successful private teaching practice and regularly organises concerts with her sister Maria. Imy is also the assistant director of Festival Fresco. 

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