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July 9, 1983 |
Queens, New York, U.S.
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.
Born in Queens, New York, of Italian and Korean heritage, Micarelli began playing the violin at the age of three and played her first concert with an orchestra at six years old. Classically trained at Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music, Micarelli also studied with Pinchas Zukerman.
Micarelli was the concertmaster with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) on their Christmas Season Tour in 2003. After her tour with TSO, she joined Josh Groban on his Closer Tour as a guest soloist and concertmaster.
Micarelli 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, Lucia 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, Lucia toured with trumpeter Chris Botti. While on tour with Botti in July 2009, Lucia 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. She also toured with Chris Botti in 2015-2016.
She appeared on a PBS special on June 3, 2017, and appeared at the Vancouver Island Musicfest July 14-15, 2017.
Micarelli also had a role in an episode of WGN series Manhattan in 2014.
- 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)
- 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
- Soller, Kurt (16 April 2010). "Lucia Micarelli: The Woman Who Makes Treme Worth Watching". esquire.com. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
- "Treme: Annie, Character bio". hbo.com. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
- "Treme: Annie, Actor bio". hbo.com. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
- Official website
- Lucia Micarelli at AllMusic
- Lucia Micarelli discography at Discogs
- Lucia Micarelli on IMDb
- description of appearance with Chris Botti in 2015-2016
- Interview with "The Treatment
- Interview with KCRW News
- interview with Fox LA
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