Our Workshop Leaders

Lucy Griffiths

Vocalist and Choir Director

Lucy Griffiths is one of the most respected conductor-animateurs of her generation. Having studied and won several prestigious prizes in the UK and Canada, her leadership experience ranges across vocal and instrumental music-making with professional, amateur, youth and adult ensembles at the very highest level of each. It has seen her appear on TV and radio, premiering new works, adjudicating competitions, touring extensively throughout the UK and internationally, and working alongside some of the world’s finest musicians and directors. Lucy also works as a concert designer and presenter, and has recently worked on projects with the London Symphony Orchestra and London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Lucy is Assistant Director of Music at the University of Warwick; a post she has held since 2005. She directs all of the university’s major vocal and instrumental ensembles and motivates music making passionately amongst students, staff and members of the local community. She is Director of the Royal College of Music Chorus and Associate Conductor of the London Symphony Chorus.

Lucy is a leading expert in the field of music education and engagement, specialising in vocal outreach. She is Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra’s Junior Choir and Associate Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra’s Senior and Community Choirs. This role has seen her work alongside some of the UK’s most eminent conductors on premieres of new works by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Jonathan Dove, and she regularly trains choirs to sing with the London Symphony Orchestra. She was previously director of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Training Choirs and also lectured in choral conducting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Lucy’s commitment to music in development has taken her all over the world, including leading singing projects for charities African Prisons Project in Uganda and Songbound in India.

Other recent work includes directing and conducting projects for the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera North, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Hippodrome, Sing Up, Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Music in Offices, Cranleigh Choral Week, Association of British Choral Directors and Crisis, in collaboration with musicians, actors, dancers, poets, writers and artists from many fields and backgrounds.