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Lucy Pankhurst

Lucy was born in Liverpool in 1981.  Her musical education began at a fairly late stage when she took up the tenor horn at the age of 13.  Lucy's earliest musical experiences were playing in many ensembles in Warrington and Cheshire, before taking an interest in composition during her studies at the RNCM. After completing a degree as a performer in 2004, Lucy remained at the college to study composition.  During this time she received tutorials from visiting composers such as Peter Maxwell Davies, James Macmillan, John Casken and Menachem Weisenberg.  Lucy completed her MMus in composition with Adam Gorb in 2007.

In 2006, Lucy was the only female composer to be awarded one of the four winning places at the RNCM Festival of Brass Young Composers Competition.  As a tenor horn player, she is also very keen to promote new music for the 'endangered species' of brass instruments and has written works for Owen Farr, Tubalatè, Scherzo Brass and Katrina Marzella.

In addition to works for brass, Lucy has worked closely with the Lunar Saxophone Quartet (based in London) and has completed commissions for wind orchestras and wind ensembles.  Lucy is currently the composer-in-residence with the Wingates band, where she also plays solo horn.

Published Works