Lucas Saraiva Cunha


Lucas Saraiva Cunha (b.2003) is a pianist based in London. He studied at the Royal College of Music Junior Department for three years and was regarded as one of the “department's best pianists”. He is currently studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (TL), where he is a proud recipient of the Alfred and Therese Kitchin Scholarship and the Cardnell piano prize. He currently studies with Yekaterina Lebedeva.

Lucas’ vast repertoire encompasses a multitude of styles. His interpretations of Romantic and 20th Century music have generated various successes; first prizes in the Enfield U18 Piano competition and North London Music Festival competitions and recital prizes at the Musical Odyssey Masterclasses 2022 in Greece. He frequently performs across the UK, and beyond - notable international concerts including a gala concert in Shunde, China, as part of celebrations for the Chinese Republic’s 70th Anniversary. Beyond traditional solo and chamber recitals, Lucas’ concerts often transcend the classical concert tradition, skillfully blending other disciplines, such as improvisation, dance, and theatre, providing a dynamic and refreshing concert experience. His enthusiasm for contemporary music makes him highly sought after for premiering works by his composer contemporaries. His artistry and unique voice as a multi-faceted musician have birthed partnerships with international organisations like the Gina Bachauer International Music Association in Greece, which supports extraordinarily talented young pianists.

Lucas is notably proficient in vocal repertoire; he is grateful for the guidance and coaching from Andrew Matthews Owen. He has been invited to play in numerous festivals, both within his conservatoire and around the UK; these have celebrated an eclectic range of song - from beloved staples of the Classical canon, to works of Contemporary Female and Black British Composers, and beyond. He enjoys a particularly successful partnership with Mezzo Soprano Salome Siu - highlights include being on theSongEasel YAP, performing at the TL Gold Medal Showcase 2024 at the King’s Place, and performances in prominent venues like Blackheath Halls and St. James Piccadilly.

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