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Lizzy May

I’ve got chance to enjoy her performance live at Maria Buccellati Fashion Show Yacht Party and now would like to introduce you this incredibly talented girl.

Lizzy May’s career took off when her 3-girl band was invited by Take That to be an opening act in their Beautiful World Tour, playing her own composition Body Mind and Soul to audiences of 15,000.

Lizzy May – electric cellist, acoustic cellist and singer – won a scholarship to study for 6 years at Yehudi Menuhin’s Music School, followed by 5 years at The RNCM and The Royal Academy of Music, learning from the world’s leading string players including Yehudi Menuhin, Ralph Kirshbaum, Philip Sheppard and Colin Carr. She took singing lessons with Mary Hammond and gained a 1st class degree and a distinction at postgraduate level. She has won the Leonard Rose Cello prize and the John Barbirolli, Nossek and Weil prizes. Lizzy May has now branched out into pop music and has built a successful career as a cellist, singer and songwriter. Her musical style ranges from classical through to folk, hip-hop and Bollywood and she has even given a solo jazz performance with John Dankworth and Cleo Laine!

An experienced and confident public performer, she has toured extensively in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. She has played at major UK venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Royal Opera House, 10 Downing Street (to the Prime Minister) and Buckingham Palace (to Prince Charles) as well as the British Embassy in Paris. In the last few months she has performed in Jordan (to the Jordanian Royal Family), Japan (to the Japanese Imperial Family), Kuwait, Bahrain, Turkey, Oman, Holland, Crete, France, Spain and Germany.

Lizzy May has appeared many times on TV with artists including Leona Lewis, Gary Barlow, Sugababes, Westlife, Il Divo, Kasabian, Camilla Kerslake, Noisettes, Sharleen Spiteri and Paul Potts. TV shows include GMTV, This Morning, Richard and Judy, Alan Titchmarsh Show, Graham Norton Show, Paul O’Grady Show, Popstar to Operastar, Live at Abbey Road, Children in Need, Sport Relief, Dancing on Ice and Top of the Pops.

She has recorded on albums with James Blunt, Peter Kay, Camilla Kerslake, Judie Tzuke, Massive Attack, Emma Deigman, Bailey Tzuke and Watershed as well as for the Britannia High TV series and the Take That video. In addition Lizzy May has collaborated with major producers/songwriters including Eliot Kennedy.

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