"Lucia is the muse of the piece, the partner, the object of desire, hope and regret; and she embroiders this role with virtuosic playing of the cello"
Verity Healey, Theatre Bubble
"Capellaro is outstanding. Her cello playing is utterly enthralling and there are some lovely touches to her
Views from the Gods
Lucia Capellaro completed her undergraduate degree at Birmingham Conservatoire in 2009 with a 1st class BMus (Hons), and in 2011 went on to study for her Masters at the Royal Academy of Music, where she received a Distinction with the prestigious DipRAM Award, under cellist Jonathan Manson. Based in the UK, she performs with ensembles such as the Dunedin Consort, Concerto Copenhagen, English Touring Opera, Ex Cathedra, La Serinissima and the Hanover Band.
Alongside historical performance Lucia is passionate about many other genres and performs regularly with jazz, folk and contemporary groups. She has been involved in a number of cross-disciplinary productions including ‘Where late the Sweet Birds Sang’ directed by Martin Parr at the Rose Theatre, ‘Noh Time like the Present’ with Noh theatre master Akira Matsui at LSO St Luke’s, ‘Calcutta’ directed by Katie De La Matter, and ‘A Thousand Faces’ directed by Amina Khayyam. Lucia is currently working closely with contemporary artists including DJ Yoda, Joel Culpepper, and Swindle, and performs in the nine-piece jazz ensemble, the Sam Watts band. She is also involved in 18th century folk music, performing and recording with the Twisted Twenty.
Lucia is a keen educator, teaching both privately and for higher education at Mountview Academy for Performing Arts. From 2014 to 2018 Lucia Capellaro worked with the charity Future Talent to devise and deliver a three-year Arts Council funded Performance and Development programme, to support talented young musicians from disadvantaged backgrounds. In this role she directed chamber music ensembles, gave mentoring and teaching sessions and founded the Future Talent Orchestra, who have performed at the Southbank Centre, Rambert Studios and Windsor Castle. She has taken Future Talent chamber music ensembles to perform at venues such as Buckingham Palace, Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival, and the Royal Northern College of Music. She is currently the Learning & Participation Manager at Dunedin Consort.