“A violinist of heart-melting talent.” – The Wall Street Journal
“The woman who makes Treme worth watching.” - Esquire
Location: The Broad Stage - Main Stage
A superb classical musician, Lucia is recognized throughout the world for being a featured soloist with Josh Groban, Chris Botti and Jethro Tull, and also for her starring role on the critically acclaimed HBO series Treme. These diverse influences all come together in an exciting evening of music that moves from classical to jazz to traditional fiddle music and Americana, while creating a musical map unlike anything heard before from a violinist—all bound together by her trademark emotional vulnerability and technical wizardry.
Born in Queens, New York, Lucia Micarelli was immersed in the arts by the age of three, diligently practicing dance, piano and violin. After moving to Hawaii when she was five, she continued to refine her skills on the violin with teachers Kathryn Lucktenberg and Sheryl Shohet and, just a year later, made her debut as a soloist with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra. At eleven, Lucia was accepted into the prestigious Juilliard School of Music's Pre-College Division, studying under the renowned violin pedagogue Dorothy DeLay and taking lessons with Itzhak Perlman. Within a year, she won the Pre-College Concerto Competition and began appearing at the Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center and other prominent international venues.
She's been a featured soloist in two of Josh Groban's world tours, toured extensively with Chris Botti and was featured in Barbra Streisand's 2013 international tour. She has released two solo albums, "Music From A Farther Room" and "Interlude." In 2009, Lucia broadened her career even further when she was cast in the starring role of Annie in HBO's critically acclaimed series, Treme, created by David Simon and Eric Overmeyer. Lucia has just finished her first PBS concert special which has been airing throughout the US this year.