Lucy Duke
  • Instrument Second Violin

Lucy Duke is an avid musician, teacher, and composer enjoying life in the East Village of Des Moines. Lucy performs regularly across Iowa, Nebraska and Illinois as a violinist in the Omaha Symphony, the Des Moines Symphony, the Quad Cities Symphony and Orchestra Iowa.

Lucy earned both Masters and Bachelors degrees in Violin Performance at Northwestern University, studying with violinist Gerardo Ribeiro. Previously, she studied at Southern Methodist University with pedagogue Jan Sloman. Amongst other honors, she was awarded the Anna Schaeffler Lockwood Award for Excellence in String Music, membership in Pi Kappa Lambda—premiere National Music Honor Society, Undergraduate Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement (Northwestern), as well as the Presidential Scholarship (SMU).

When Lucy isn’t playing or teaching, you can find her taking long strolls along the river with her dog, Chunk, or searching out the best pizza Des Moines has to offer!