Lucy Mauro

Lucy Mauro

GRAMMY-nominated pianist Lucy Mauro has performed and taught at festivals and schools in Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, China and throughout the US. Her CDs for the Delos label have been hailed in Gramophone, BBC Music Magazine, and Diapason, and awarded a Recording of the Year 2011 by MusicWeb International, among other recognitions. Her latest CD, Mademoiselle: Première Audience, Unknown Music of Nadia Boulanger was nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY and a 2018 International Classical Music Award in Europe and which the Buffalo News called “one of the most important classical records of this or any year.”

The Journal of Singing calls her “a perfect partner, whether called upon for thundering power or the tenderest whisper” and MusicWeb International said her “delicate touch and flawless technique give us a luminous sound of great beauty”. Her CD, From the Unforgetting Skies: The Piano Music of Margaret Ruthven Lang (Delos, 2013) was selected for the December 2013 NAXOS Critics’ Choice List and has received acclaim inAmerican Record Guide” (“Mauro is a polished advocate, with delightful interpretations communicating the richness and variety of her piano works” and describing her “excellent balance, sensitivity, and taste”), and MusicWeb International (“A new and magnificently played entry in Delos’ rediscovery of this important American composer”).

Recent performances include the 2019, 2018 and 2017 MostArts Festival with performances on Van Cliburn’s and Horowitz’s pianos, the 2013 Esterházy Festival in Austria,  2018 and 2017 concerto performances with the Alfred University Orchestra, and collaborative performances at numerous colleges and universities throughout the US.  She can also be heard on Thomas Hampson’s national radio program Song of America

Publications which she has co-authored include The Piano Proficiency Exam Review Book (2020) and  Master Singers: Advice from the Stage (2015)  from  Oxford University Press.  Master Singers features interviews with many of today’s top opera singers and was endorsed by Plácido Domingo and Mirella Freni. She has also co-selected and edited piano ensemble collections for Alfred Publishing including Essential Two-Piano Repertoire, Essential Keyboard Trios,  Essential Keyboard Duets Vols. 4 and 5 and  an upcoming edition of Arensky’s Suite for Two Piano.  Her articles have appeared in American Music TeacherDie Tonkunst, Society of American Music Bulletin, Journal of IAWM and the Delos Insider.  She is also the producer of the soon-to-be released Munz: A Pianist’s Story, a documentary on pianist, teacher and Steinway Immortal Artist Mieczyslaw Munz.

Her students have been winners in regional and national competitions  including at the 2019 MTNA national competitions and the Pittsburgh Concert Society, as well as recipients of numerous scholarships and fellowships including the WVU Distinguished Doctoral Scholarships and teaching positions in the US and abroad.

Dr. Mauro made her concerto debut at the age of 14 with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. She is graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University from which she received Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees and where she studied with Ann Schein and Julio Esteban.

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