Lucia Micarelli

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Lucia Micarelli (born July 9, 1983) is an American violinist and actress best known for her collaborations with Josh Groban, Chris Botti and classic rock band Jethro Tull, and her role as Annie Talarico in Treme.

Early life[edit]

Born in Queens, New York, of Italian and Korean heritage, she began playing the violin at the age of three and played her first concert with an orchestra at six years old. She was classically trained at Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music. She also studied with Pinchas Zukerman.

Music career[edit]

She was the concertmaster with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) on their Christmas Season Tour in 2003. After her tour with TSO, Micarelli joined Josh Groban on his Closer Tour as a guest soloist and concertmistress.

Appeared as a featured soloist with Ian Anderson in Vienna in 2006 with the Vienna Radio Orchestra.

In 2004, Micarelli released her first album Music From A Farther Room, executive produced by Groban. It is a blend of classical pieces and familiar pop songs, including Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody", David Bowie's "Lady Grinning Soul" and David Foster's "To Love You More". In May 2005, Micarelli opened for West End singer Michael Ball. In October and November 2005 and most of 2006, she toured the United States with Jethro Tull. In 2007, Micarelli toured with Josh Groban again on the Awake Tour to promote his album Awake, and completed her second album, titled Interlude.

In 2008, Micarelli toured with trumpeter Chris Botti. While on tour with Botti in July 2009, Micarelli injured her left hand badly enough to affect her ability to play. Her rehabilitation was successful, and she was soon playing again, as the numbness in three of her fingers slowly subsided.[1]

Also toured with Chris Botti in 2015-2016

Appeared on a PBS special June 3, 2017

Appeared at the Vancouver Island Musicfest July 14-15, 2017

Acting career[edit]

She played the role of musician Annie Talarico in HBO's television series Treme, about life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.[1][2][3]

Micarelli also had a role in an episode of WGN series Manhattan in 2014.

Personal Life[edit]



  • Music from a Farther Room (2004)
  • "Bohemian Rhapsody" in Josh Groban's "Live at the Greek" DVD (2004)
  • Duet with William Joseph (musician) in "Kashmir" single (2004)
  • Interlude (2006)
  • featured soloist "Kashmir" on Josh Groban's Awake Live DVD (2008)
  • featured soloist on "Emmanuel" on "Chris Botti in Boston" (2009) -- available in mp3 and on the DVD
  • featured soloist on Yael's "The Love Project Journey" DVD/CD (2010)
  • featured soloist on several cuts on the CDs from the Treme TV show "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance" (2010), "New Orleans Blues" (2010), "Heavy Henry" (2011), "Spring Can Really Hang You Up" (2011), "Carved in Stone" (2011).
  • duet (voice & violin) with Steve Earle "One More Cup of Coffee" in the "Chimes of Freedom" CD set (2012) issued by Amnesty International


  1. ^ a b Soller, Kurt (16 April 2010). "Lucia Micarelli: The Woman Who Makes Treme Worth Watching". Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Treme: Annie, Character bio". Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Treme: Annie, Actor bio". Retrieved June 24, 2017. 

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