Jennifer Lucht

Cello and Director

Jennifer Lucht, Cello and Director Carolina Chamber Music Festival Jennifer Lucht, cellist and CCMF Director, is a native of Greenville, NC. After musical training on violin as a student of Joanne Bath beginning at age three, she switched to cello at age eleven under the tutelage of North Carolina Symphony cellist Leonid Zilper. As a chamber musician, she has been heard in performances at the Kennedy Center, Weill Recital Hall, New York’s 92nd Street Y, Tanglewood, the Ravinia, Portland (ME) and Bravo! Vail Festivals, and on the Greater Philadelphia Performing Artists Series and National Public Radio’s live broadcast “Performance Today.” Praised for “superb” playing by the Boston Globe and “beautiful, finely detailed sound” by the Boston Herald, she has been concerto soloist with orchestras including the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, Vermont Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony, and Raleigh Symphony.

Ms. Lucht is a member of the Calyx Piano Trio with violinist Catherine French and pianist Nina Ferrigno. Performances include those on series at San Francisco State University (Morrison Artist Series), Collage New Music (Boston), Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music, Pamlico Music Society (NC), The Music House (NC), and Sheldon Concert Hall and Kranzberg Arts Center (St. Louis). Multi-year residencies include those at the Missouri Chamber Music Festival and Carolina Chamber Music Festival, with new trio commissions funded by the Barlow Foundation and Chamber Music America.

A performer with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra in concerts throughout the US, Canada, and Japan, Ms. Lucht can be heard in chamber music recordings on the New World, Albany, and Archetype record labels. She received her Bachelor and Master of music degrees with a Performer's Certificate at Indiana University with post-graduate studies at New England Conservatory. Her former teachers include Janos Starker, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Laurence Lesser, Colin Carr, and Carter Brey. An active music teacher in the Boston area, she is also an Orientation and Mobility Specialist at the Carroll Center for the Blind.