Spanish percussionist Lucía Carro Veiga can be seen and heard on stage as a contemporary percussion soloist or orchestral percussionist, as well as in staged projects of different kinds of performance art. 

As a soloist and member of different ensembles, Lucía performed at contemporary and classical music festivals such as at Huddersfield Festival, Time of Music Viitasaari, Schleswig Holstein Festival, ASTAPER Percussion Festival (Warsaw) Two Days and Two Nights of New Music (Odessa), Edinburgh Music Festival, Klang Basel, Roaring-Hooves Festival (Mongolia), IMPULS in Graz and Electroacoustic Music Festival in Monaco. She has done recording sessions for Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF), Deutschland Radio, Klaasikraadio Finnland, ARTE Tv and Radio Nacional de España. With the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology (ICST) Zurich and the Label Col Legno she collaborated for a CD-Production of KONTAKTE by Karlheinz Stockhausen. Furthermore, she has worked together with composers such as Beat Furrer, Klaus Huber, Sofia Gubaidulina, Matthias Kaul, Helmut Lachenmann, Heinz Holliger, Yiran Zhao, Lukas Huber and Georges Aperghis.

 

She is a former member of chamber music formations such as piano- percussion duo "Duo Tied" and electronics-percussion duo "Schlag:strom". Duo Tied won several competitions, among others the Karlsruhe Contemporary Music Competition 2015 and Orpheus Chamber Music Competition 2015. Their performance of KONTAKTE by Karlheinz Stockhausen accomplished a first Prize at Stockhausen-Stiftung Courses and Concerts 2015 in Kürten.

She started her orchestral experience as a member of different youth orchestras, such as the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Galicia (OJSG), the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands (NJO), the National Youth Orchestra of Spain (JONDE) and the Lucerne Festival Academy. She has also been an apprentice at Sinfonieorchester Basel (2010-2011). Altogether she has performed with Sinfonieorchester Basel, Basel Sinfonietta, Basel Festival Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Orquesta Nacional de España, Orquesta Sinfónica de las Islas Baleares, Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse and Philharmonisches Orchester Freiburg with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Mario Venzago, Denis Russel Davies, Pierre Boulez, Pablo Heras Casado, Matthias Pintscher, Bernard Haitink and David Robertson.

From 2014 until 2017 she was a percussion tutor at the Escuela Superior de Música Katarina Gurska in Madrid and took the position of artistic director of the first edition of the Festival Internacional Bergerault, a Spanish contemporary music festival focused on percussion and composition. Nowadays she is teaching at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón in Spain. 

 

Stemming from her interests to both reduce mental effort and body tension and improve the quality of her presence on stage and in the playing of her instruments, Lucía studied the Alexander Technique. She is now a certified therapist and coach, focusing on guiding artists on their path to relieve physical pain permanently, as well as gain mental strategies against common issues, such as stage fright, to achieve their personal and professional goals.

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