Lucy Gould - Violin / Artistic DirectorLucy Gould studied at the Royal Academy of Music and Indiana University, Bloomington, with Gyorgy Pauk and Josef Gingold. Courses at Prussia Cove, Yale Summer School and the Banff Centre for the Arts, working with Andras Schiff, Menahem Pressler and the Amadeus String Quartet were a great inspiration to her.

In chamber music she is best known as violinist of the Gould Piano Trio, one of the UK’s most well known ensembles.  From early success at the Charles Hennen in Holland and the inaugural Melbourne Competitions the Trio now boast an impressive discography and have a busy career performing in many parts of the world. They run two festivals in Corbridge, Northumberland, and at the RWCMD where they have been made Fellows, which are very close to their hearts and provide them with stimulation in their collaboration with fellow colleagues and innovative programmes.

She regularly appears as guest leader of orchestras such as CBSO, BBC Philharmonic and BBCSSO and currently holds the position of principal 2nd violin of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. She is a teacher at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, where she lives with her husband, Robert Plane, clarinettist and their three children.

Lucy Gould plays a Joseph Guarnerius filius Andreae violin from 1703.