Gijsbers’ playing was exquisite … her impressive power and rich, sweet tone sung through with wonderful artistry. The beautifully crafted phrases and full throated, rich sound showed immediately what an accomplished musician she is.
London-based, New Zealand-Dutch cellist and pianist Lucy Gijsbers in July 2018 with an Artist Diploma from the Royal College of Music, London. As an RCM Scholar, she graduated top of her class under the tutelage of Thomas Carroll. She completed her Bachelor of Music in cello and piano performance with first-class Honors in 2014, and in 2015 completed her Master of Musical Arts at the New Zealand School of Music. There, Lucy studied cello with Inbal Megiddo, and has previously studied with David Chickering and Christopher Salmon, and piano with Jian Liu, Catherine McKay, Judith Clark and Diedre Irons.
Gijsbers’ impressive power … and rich, sweet tone sung through with wonderful artistry. The beautifully crafted phrases and full throated, rich sound she drew from the lower register of the cello … showed immediately what an accomplished musician she is. Likewise as she moved up the register in the later reflective episodes, her tone was sweet and warm. Prokofiev’s startling false harmonics in the coda melody were superbly executed by Lucy Gijsbers – you could have heard a pin drop as the final notes evaporated into the barrel vault.
Learn cello with me! It’s never too late to start and I’d be delighted to welcome keen students. All ages and levels welcome. Lessons are one-on-one.
The piano is one of the most versatile of instruments! Whether you’re a complete beginner or working towards your performance diploma, I’d be delighted to help you achieve your goals and hone your piano technique.
Do you want to know more about music or brush up on your skills for an upcoming exam? Theory is something I love, and having tutored at the New Zealand School of Music I always enjoy helping musicians broaden their understanding of music.