Lucia Micarelli

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Lucia Micarelli
Lucia Micarelli, Palais des Congrès, concert J.Groban, 2007.jpg
Lucia Micarelli playing the violin during Josh Groban's 2007 concert in the Palais des Congrès, in Paris.
Background information
BornJuly 9, 1983
Queens, New York, U.S.
  • Violinist
  • actress
Years active2003–present

Lucia Micarelli 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, 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.[citation needed]

Music career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2]

Acting career[edit]

Micarelli played the role of musician Annie Talarico in HBO's television series Treme, about life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.[1][3][4]

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 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


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

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