Lucy Galliard grew up in Norfolk where, from a young age, she was heavily involved in the local amateur music making scene. She studied piano, trumpet and cello; performing with various chamber ensembles, orchestras, wind bands as well as being a regular trumpeter in pit bands for local music theatre groups.
After a gap year spent working in a classical CD store, Lucy went on to read music at the University of York, and complete an MA in Film Music Studies at the University of Leeds.
Lucy began her career in the arts with a community arts organisation in Doncaster before taking up the role of Administrator for Live Music Now Yorkshire & Lincolnshire in 2003. She spent the next ten years with Live Music Now, progressing through the organisation to become the Acting Executive Director in 2012.
Lucy’s experience of working with Live Music Now instilled a commitment to bringing high quality live performance to all, and an understanding of the impact and benefits participation in music making has on audiences of all ages and abilities. She was also able to work creatively with emerging professional musicians, and developed many programmes of activity over the years, one of which was shortlisted for an RPS Award.
Lucy joined the CBSO as Director of Learning & Engagement in May 2014 and leads the teams responsible for the CBSO’s three symphonic choruses, CBSO Youth Orchestra and all the education and outreach programmes. With a focus on enabling people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to access and benefit from working with the CBSO, Lucy is developing the range of programmes the CBSO offers to our local communities, schools and talented young musicians; providing opportunities for the CBSO’s exceptional musicians to share their creativity and passion for music making with new audiences.