- Instrument Second Violin
Lucy Duke is an avid violinist who plays with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra and the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra. She is also a former member of the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Iowa.
Duke earned both Masters and Bachelors degrees in Violin Performance at Northwestern University, studying with violinist Gerardo Ribeiro. Prior to attending Northwestern, she studied with Jan Sloman at Southern Methodist University. 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 Duke isn’t practicing or performing, she enjoys hanging out with her dog, Chunk, and watching British Murder Mysteries.
Lucy has been a member of the Des Moines Symphony since 2017.