From starting the Suzuki program with a cardboard violin, to winning the Theodore Holland Viola Prize at the Royal Academy of Music, Lucas’ performance career already spans two instruments and four continents.
An involved chamber musician, alongside pianist Yi-Shing Cheng he hopes to give earnest, moving performances with maturity beyond his early career stage. Together, they have upcoming recitals in St-Martin-in-the-Fields and Fairfield Halls. Similarly, his string quartet playing has seen him playing from London, to Italy, to China, and he was the winner of the Wolfe Wolfinsohn String Quartet Prize at the Royal Academy of Music with the Florizel Quartet.
Lucas also has a wealth of orchestral experience, having played in many conservatoire and youth orchestras, and under renowned conductors including Sir Mark Elder, Semyon Bychkov, Benjamin Northey, Christian Badea, Larry Rachleff, Stefan Ashbury and more. He has led the viola sections of the Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra, Royal Academy String Orchestra, Amadeus Orchestra, the London Mahler Orchestra, Pro Youth Philharmonia, and Royal Academy Opera.
Lucas is currently a Masters of Music candidate at the Royal Academy of Music studying with Paul Silverthorne. He has previously learnt with Jon Thorne, Julian Quirit and Simon Oswell, and has played in masterclasses to Máté Szűcs, Frank Huang (NY Phil. concertmaster), Hartmut Rhode and more.
Outside of music, Lucas has diplomas in acting and French, and a Bachelor of Science.
One of six concerts presenting Bartók’s violin duos, performed by Academy professors and their students, alongside some of Haydn’s lesser-known string quartets.
Lucas Levin and Yi-Shing Cheng present a programme of Brahms, Beethoven and Milhaud at Fairfield Halls.