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Lucy Mauro

Associate Professor - Piano


Lucy Mauro’s recordings for Delos have been hailed in Gramophone, BBC Music Magazine, Diapason and awarded a Recording of the Year 2011 by MusicWeb International, among other recognitions. Her latest CD, Mademoiselle:  Première Audience, Unknown Music of Nadia Boulanger was nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY and a 2018 International Classical Music Award in Europe and which the The Buffalo News called “one of the most important classical records of this or any year.”

The Journal of Singing calls her “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 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 her “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.   Her CD Return to Old Ireland: Music of Mary McAuliffe (2015includes students and colleagues from WVU, which MusicWeb International says, "Lovers of Irish music shouldn't hesitate."

Recent performances include the 2018 and 2017 MostArts Festival and concerto performances with the Alfred University Orchestra, collaborative performances at numerous colleges and universities throughout the US, and the 2013 Esterházy Festival in Austria. She can also be heard on Thomas Hampson’s national radio program Song of America.  Dr. Mauro has performed and taught for festivals and schools in Germany, Italy, Spain, China and the US.

Her publications which she has co-authored include Master Singers: Advice from the Stage (2015, Oxford University Press) which features interviews with many of today’s top opera singers and was endorsed by Plácido Domingo and Mirella Freni. She has also co-selected and edited piano ensemble collections for Alfred Publishing including Essential Two-Piano Repertoire, Essential Keyboard Trios and Essential Keyboard Duets Vols. 4 and 5.  Her articles have appeared in American Music TeacherDie Tonkunst, Society of American Music Bulletin, Journal of IAWM and the Delos Insider.

Dr. Mauro is 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.