Lucy Farrimond is a classical Mezzo-Soprano based in Greater Manchester, UK: currently studying BMus (Hons) in Vocal Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, under the tutelage of Jane Irwin.
Lucy has performed at esteemed venues throughout the UK and abroad, including: The Royal Albert Hall, The Bridgewater Hall, Snape Maltings and The Embassy of the United Kingdom in Paris.
Recently, aged 21, Lucy made her BBC Proms Solo Debut in Haydn's 'The Creation' at The Royal Albert Hall, with the BBC Philharmonic and BBC Proms Youth Choir - conducted by Omer Meir Wellber - live on BBC Radio 3. For this performance, Lucy received a mention in The Guardian.
Lucy was selected by 'Gaulitana: A Festival of Music’, to participate in a master class and concert with internationally renowned Maltese soprano Miriam Gauci in Gozo, Malta and was subsequently offered a principal role in Puccini's 'Manon Lescaut'. Lucy also participated in Melofonetica's 'Veneto Opera Summer School' in August, where she performed the principal role of 'Pisandro' in Monteverdi's 'Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria' in the historic Teatro Eleonora Duse, Asolo. Recently, Lucy was invited to compete in the 'V. International Music Competition Triomphe de l'Art' in Brussels, Belgium.
Lucy has worked with esteemed conductors, including: Omer Meir Wellber and Sakari Oramo, alongside acclaimed orchestras including: BBC Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Lucy has received coaching from many professionals within her field including: Janice Chapman, Christopher Purves, Julius Drake and Matteo Dalle Fratte.
Alumna of the prestigious Chetham’s School of Music, Lucy studied under the tutelage of Mezzo-Soprano, Margaret McDonald. At Chetham’s, Lucy was awarded the Judith and Henry Tankel Memorial Prize for Singing Excellence (2017).
Notable solo engagements have included: the title role in ‘Iolanthe’ with ‘MUGSS’ (2018), ’Young Musicians’ Showcase Concert’ at Parbold Douglas Music, ‘Lunchtime Recital’ at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Chetham’s Baronial Hall - to an invited audience for Norwegian Constitution Day, ‘Music For A While’ in Manchester Cathedral, Chetham’s Stoller Hall and Carole Nash Hall.
Equally at ease with contemporary repertoire, Lucy participated in Manchester Contemporary Youth Opera (2019), (with principal roles in the premieres of contemporary operas ‘Out to Lunch’ and ‘In The Hope of Rain’) and also performing the Mezzo Soprano Solo in the world premiere of ‘Sonetos del Amor Oscuro’ at The Stoller Hall.
As a member of The National Youth Choir of Great Britain, Lucy has performed in the presence of The Royal Family - live on the BBC - in both the UK and abroad. Further choral engagements include: Snape Proms (2018) with NYCGB, ‘Symphony No. 3’ (Mahler) with Dame Sarah Connolly, ‘John Rutter’s Christmas Festival’ with Elin Manahan Thomas, and ‘The Creation’ (Haydn) with Chetham’s Chamber Choir and Symphony Chorus.
An accomplished composer (past student of Dr. Jeremy Pike), Ms Farrimond was awarded first prize in Chetham’s Biennial Carol Competition (2016) with her piece ‘A Saviour’s Lullaby’. This piece received its premiere in Manchester Cathedral, and appeared on BBC Primetime Programme ‘Christmas City’. Lucy was commissioned to write opening credits for Leigh Film Festival and her piece ‘Sentiment’, for solo euphonium and brass band, was entered into a time capsule in St. Peter’s Square - Manchester (2016), commemorating the completion of the ‘Metrolink’.