Lucy Landymore

  • Vibrafono
  • Percussion
Performs on:

Lucy Landymore is an award-winning multi-percussionist, drummer and composer, especially known for her versatility.

Lucy's fascination with drums was obvious from the age of 2, when she began watching performances by her father's big band, “78RPM”. At the age of 17, Lucy won the percussion category of the 2010 BBC Young Musician of the Year where she performed Frank Zappa’s The Black Page. She then went on to study percussion at the Royal College of Music under Dave Hockings and Ralph Salmins.

As a soloist, Lucy has performed her own works across the world, including at Alondra de la Parra’s prestigious Festival PAAX in Mexico in 2022 and 2023. Her composition Roo for solo vibraphone, violin and orchestra has also been toured in venues across Europe with Lucy as a vibraphone soloist. Other venues where Lucy has performed as a soloist include the Zurich Tonhalle, Gulbenkian Lisbon, Victoria Hall Geneva, Wiener Konzerthaus, Radiokulturhaus Wien, St. John’s Smith Square London, to name a few. As well as performing her own works, Lucy also plays the Sejourné Marimba Concerto, most recently with the Vienna Classical Players in 2022.

Lucy has been commissioned to compose orchestral works, for example Fantaisie Festive for Orchestra and 17 soloists by the Puplinge Classique festival, solo works (for example Home), and ensemble works, which include Fußball im Konzert comissioned by More than Classic, at the Tonhalle Zurich. She also wrote the opera Der Zauberer von Oz which premiered in June 2023. It’s next performance will be held at the Volksoper, Rostock in January 2024. Her music is published with Universal Edition.

Her remarkable talent and versatility has lead Lucy to collaborate with a range of artists, from Stewart Copeland, Christina Stürmer, Mura Masa or Andrea Bocelli, to frequent appearances with world-renowned duo Igudesman & Joo. The duo are currently touring Rachmaninoff Will Survive with different orchestras, where Lucy is a featured soloist with a specially developed Rachmaninoff percussion rack called the Rach-rack. As well as being toured with orchestras such as Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, Tonkünstler orchestra Wien, or NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover in September 2023, this concerto was performed with the Czech Philharmonic and broadcast on Czech TV, WDR and ORF in March 2023.