Lucy Mauro’s recent recordings for Delos have been hailed in Gramophone, awarded a Recording of the Year 2011 by MusicWeb International, calling it “the revelation of the year”, and featured on iTunes in their New and Noteworthy among other recognitions. The Journal of Singing calls Ms. Mauro “a perfect partner, whether called upon for thundering power or the tenderest whisper” and MusicWeb International said her “delicate touch and flawless technique give us a luminous sound of great beauty”.
Her first solo piano CD, From the Unforgetting Skies: The Piano Music of Margaret Ruthven Lang (Delos, 2013) has received acclaim in American Record Guide” (“Mauro is a polished advocate, with delightful interpretations communicating the richness and variety of her piano works” and describing “Mauro’s excellent balance, sensitivity, and taste”), MusicWeb International (“A new and magnificently played entry in Delos’ rediscovery of this important American composer”) and selected for the December 2013 NAXOS Critics’ Choice List.
Lucy Mauro made her concerto debut with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the age of 14. She is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University from which she received Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees and where she studied with Ann Schein and Julio Esteban. She has performed and taught for festivals and schools in Germany, Italy, Spain, China and throughout the US. Recent performances include the 2013 Esterházy Festival in Austria, and she can be heard on Thomas Hampson’s national radio program Song of America.
Her publications include Essential Two-Piano Repertoire, Essential Keyboard Trios and Essential Piano Duets from Alfred Publishing and Master Singers: Advice from the Stage (2015) from Oxford University Press, which includes interviews with many of today’s top opera singers. She is an Associate Professor of Piano at West Virginia University and member of The Recording Academy as a voting member for the Grammys.