Lucas Ball joined Community Choir at Alfrick at the beginning of 2017 as the choir's accompanist, and Lucas has become an essential part of the choir. In addition to playing at rehearsals, Lucas has provided sensitive accompaniments at all of our performances, and has also performed some amazing solo pieces in between choir items.
Born in Liverpool in 1976, Lucas Ball’s interest in music, and pleasure gained from it developed at an early age, having lessons with Julia Waring and later, Ronald Settle.
After studying piano under Helen Krizos at the Royal Northern College of Music (Junior School) in Manchester, Lucas 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 has worked as a piano accompanist for theatrical societies and choral societies and for students taking their music examinations. He has also been a columnist for the Watford Observer, St Albans Observer (from 2003-05), Worcester News (2003-2011), Music & Vision Magazine (from 2017) and 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 and the New Statesman journalist Jonny Ball.