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Lucy Mervik

Lucy trained at Trinity College of Music, University of London and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she completed her Masters of Music, passing with Distinction.

After relocating to Perth, Lucy was named a 2011 Young Artist with WAO, and was awarded the 2012 Wesfarmers Scholarship. Lucy has sung with WAO Chorus for 7 years and has had minor roles in Elektra, Rigoletto and Le Nozze di Figaro.

Highlights to date include Queen of the Night at the Barbican, for the Mostly Mozart Festival, and the title role of Elmire in the Eighteenth Century opera Erwin und Elmire, in Kochberg, Weimar and Gotha, Germany. Lucy starred in a feature film of the opera, and in 2009 reprised the role for a second season, and opening night of the Ekhof-Festival.

Specialising in French song Lucy has worked with both Graham Johnson and Francois Le Roux and has given recitals for City of London Festival and LSO St Luke’s, as well as recording a programme of French Song for the ABC.Lucy has worked extensively with Stephen Jackson, touring France and Spain, and sang under him for two consecutive years at the International Academy of Choral Music, France.

Regularly singing in recital and oratorio in London and the South West, she has sung at many concert halls and cathedrals across the UK, and at La Madeleine, Paris. Lucy has worked under many prestigious directors including Sir Leonard Slatkin at the Royal Albert Hall in Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony for the BBC Proms, Sir Charles Mackerras at the Royal Festival Hall in Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder, and Sir Andrew Davies at Westminster Cathedral in Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ for the BBC.

Other solos include: Bach’s St John Passion and St. Matthew Passion, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Elgar’s Coronation Ode, Faure’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation, Jenkins’ Mass for the Armed Man, Rutter Magnificat and Requiem, Monteverdi Vespers and Vivaldi Gloria.