Lucy Fitz Gibbon

Friday, January 18th, 2019 - 9:46 am

Noted for her “dazzling, virtuoso singing” (Boston Globe), Lucy Fitz Gibbon is a dynamic musician whose repertoire spans the Renaissance to the present. She believes that creating new works and recreating those lost in centuries past is integral to classical music’s future. As such, Lucy has given U.S. premieres of works by Baroque composers Francesco Sacrati, Barbara Strozzi, and Agostino Agazzari, as well by 20th century composers including Tadeusz Kassern, Roman Palester, and Jean Barraqué. She has also worked closely with numerous others, premiering works by John Harbison, Kate Soper, Sheila Silver, David Hertzberg, Reena Esmail, Anna Lindemann, and Pauline Oliveros, on projects ranging from song to opera and beyond. In helping to realize the complexities of music beyond written notes, the experience of working with these composers translates to all music: the commitment to faithfully communicate not only the score, but also the underlying intentions of its creator.

As a recitalist Lucy has appeared with her collaborative partner, pianist Ryan McCullough, in such venues as London’s Wigmore Hall; New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Park Avenue Armory, and Merkin Hall; and Toronto’s Koerner Hall. Their 2018-19 season includes recitals from coast to coast, the release of a CD on the Albany Records label featuring works by James Primosch and John Harbison, and the creation of a CD featuring works by neglected 20th century Polish composers. Recently, she has appeared as a soloist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; the American Symphony Orchestra; the Albany Symphony; the Tulsa Symphony; the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra; the Eureka Symphony; and the UC Davis, Ithaca College, Cornell University, University of Rhode Island Symphonies, among others. Lucy has spent summers at the Tanglewood Music Center (2014-2015) and Marlboro Music Festival (2016-2019) and teaches voice at Cornell University.