Lunchtime Concert: Maria Luc

Chichester Cathedral's popular lunchtime concerts take place on Tuesdays at 1.10pm during term time, in the spectacular setting of the Cathedral Nave. They are free and last approximately 50 minutes. You are welcome to come and go as you please. Coffee is available at no extra charge, and some visitors event bring a sandwich! There is a retiring collection.

Maria Luc, piano


  • W A Mozart - Sonata in D major K576  
  • M Ravel - ‘Ondine’, ‘Le gibet’ and ‘Scarbo’ from Gaspard de la nuit

Maria Luc is a British pianist of Japanese and Vietnamese heritage from Chichester, West Sussex. She has recently completed her undergraduate degree with first class honours at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and is continuing for her MMus degree with an RNCM Scholarship. She is also a Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award Holder and is supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. She has won many awards including the Norah Sande Award (2017), Fergal O'Mahony Prize (2016), Paganini Prize for piano and violin (2016) and Peter Donohoe Prize (2016). She is under the tutelage of Helen Krizos and Ashley Wass and has also had masterclasses with Sir András Schiff, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and Jerome Lowenthal.

Maria has been a concerto soloist with the Helix Ensemble in Nottingham and will be playing Beethoven's Emperor Concerto with the Chichester Symphony Orchestra. Maria has also played at the Wigmore Hall and Wales Millenium Centre. She is in a piano duo with her partner Wyn and they have played at the South Downs Summer Music Festival and Liverpool Cathedral’s Light Night with Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Maria also organises her own concerts annually as part of the Festival of Chichester with her sister Imy, whom she also plays with. In her spare time Maria enjoys cycling, hiking and is passionate about veganism.