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Lucy Mauro is an Associate Professor at WVU. Her recordings on the Delos label with tenor Donald George have been acclaimed 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 CD, From the Unforgetting Skies: The Piano Music of Margaret Ruthven Lang (Delos, June 2013) was selected for the NAXOS Critics’ Choice List for December 2013. American Record Guide (November 2013) said, “Mauro is a polished advocate, with delightful interpretations communicating the richness and variety of [Lang’s] piano works” and “Lang’s colorful imagination and use of picturesque poetry is admirably illustrated through Mauro’s excellent balance, sensitivity, and taste.” MusicWeb International (December 2013) said, “Lucy Mauro would deserve the highest praise just for bringing Lang’s piano music to our attention, but her performances on this disc are so committed and fluent as to be equally noteworthy. Most impressive are her presentation of Lang’s unique harmony and her sensitivity to the emotional content of these pieces. This disc merits high praise both for performance and as another step in reviving the fame of an important American composer.”
Ms. Mauro has performed and taught for festivals in Germany, Austria, Italy, and China. Recent performances include the 2013 Esterházy Festival and at Shenyang Conservatory in China. She can also be heard on Thomas Hampson’s national radio program Song of America with Donald George.
Her publications include articles for American Music Teacher, Die Tonkunst, and Society of American Music Bulletin, among others. She has an upcoming book for Oxford University Press (2015), Master Singers: Advice from the Stage, co-authored with Donald George, including interviews with many of today’s top opera stars. She is also a co-editor with her colleague Dr. Scott Beard of Essential Two-Piano Repertoire, Essential Keyboard Trios and Essential Piano Duets, volumes 4 and 5 from Alfred Publishing.
Ms. Mauro is a member of several professional music organizations, including The Recording Academy as a voting member for the Grammys.
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. Her website is www.duodrama.net.
Robert Schumann's Dichterliebe, Nos. 1-8.mp3
Lucy Mauro, piano, on Soundcloud: “Starlight” from “From the Unforgetting Skies: The Piano Music of Margaret Lang”
Donald George, tenor
Lucy Mauro, piano