New Artist in Residence: Sandro Di Lucia

2022-10-17 With the Artist in Residence program, the Leuphana Ensembles support an outstanding artist every year. The 2022 award winner is the singer Sandro di Lucia.

Sandro Di Lucia is a singer, actor and vocal coach. His vocal style and technique range from pop to musical theater and classical. He graduated from the Bernstein School of Musical Theatre in Bologna with a degree in Musical Theatre. He then moved to London, where he earned a master's degree in musical theater at the Royal Academy of Music under the direction of Mary Hammond. Since his training, Di Lucia has worked successfully on stage for more than two decades, appearing in musicals such as "They shoot horses, don't they?" (London), "The Count of Monte Cristo"(Rome), "Sister Act" (Stage-Entertainment, Hamburg), "Titanic" (Opera House Bologna). Other engagements took him to Disneyland Paris (Mickey's Showtime and several musical galas) and Gardaland (Italy). As a lead singer he could be admired in several musical productions aboard the MSC Orchestra and on various AIDA ships Cruiships. In addition, Sandro sang in "La Clemenza di Tito" (Royal Opera House London) and "La Passione" (Staatsopera Hamburg) and worked as assistant director in many different school projects. In 2018, Sandro was selected as a jury member for the state committee Jugend musiziert for the pop music section.

As part of the residency, Di Lucia will lead the chamber choir extension program, in which he will give all chamber choir members vocal pedagogical duo lessons, with a lot of technical input to better understand and implement their own voice. In addition, he will perform as an artist in various concerts himself, along with University Music Director Rebecca Lang.

"We are very pleased to have Sandro Di Lucia as Artist In Residence at Leuphana University Lüneburg," says Music Director Rebecca Lang, "because his passion for vocal pedagogy and teaching this to others is incomparable. On top of that, he brings over 30 years of stage experience in pop and musicals - that makes for an incredibly cool combination!"