Born in Liverpool in 1976, Lucas Ball’s interest in music, and pleasure gained from it developed at an early age.
After studying piano under Helen Krizos at the Royal Northern College of Music (Junior School) in Manchester, Lucas Ball went on to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now called Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) under Vanessa Latarche, Victor Sangorgio and Fali Pavri. He studied Harpsichord (continuo playing) under early music co-ordinator John Langdon. His postgraduate studies were a Diploma in Music and Health from the University of the West of England in Bristol.
Since graduating from RSAMD in 1998, Lucas Ball has worked as a piano accompanist for theatrical societies and choral societies and for students taking their music examinations. Lucas Ball has also been a columnist for the Watford Observer, St Albans Observer (from 2003-05), Worcester News (2003-2011) and for various society websites.
Besides music, Lucas Ball’s other interests include the effect Classical Greek civilisation has had on the modern world (the arts, science, politics, sport), playing tennis and long distance foot races (he ran the London Marathon in April 2015).
Lucas Ball is a half-brother of the Royal Ballet (Covent Garden) dancer Mathew Ball.
Music & Vision articles by Lucas Ball
Yevgeny Sudbin plays Rachmaninov. '... most of the time, what Sudbin does with these fiendishly difficult works is hard to criticise.'
Angela Brownridge plays Chopin Ballades. '... both technically and poetically impressive with a wide range of emotions ...'
Vadim Gluzman plays Brahms. 'Gluzman and Yoffe are at their most energetic and communicative.'
Lucas Ball reviews a production that emphasises The Magic Flute's fun elements
Brahms' German Requiem and Dvorák's Slavonic Dances from Peter Nardone and the Worcester Festival Choral Society
Sergei Rachmaninov's Symphony No 2 and 'Vocalise'. '... there is a great sense of direction in this recording.'