Lynne Mackey, pianist has performed in solo and chamber music settings in the United States, Europe and Africa, and also tours with the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Most recently she was awarded a 4-month residency in Paris and spent January through April 2014 at the Cité Internationale des Arts, for research and performance involving piano and harpsichord projects. In addition to holding a Doctorate from the Eastman School of Music, she holds a Masters degree from The Juilliard School, and a Bachelors degree from the University of Michigan.
Winner of both the William C. Byrd and the Grand Rapids Symphony concerto competitions, she has appeared as guest soloist with the Grand Rapids and Flint Symphonies in Michigan, and with several orchestras in Virginia, including the Lynchburg Symphony. Upcoming activities include a guest appearance in the 2014-15 season as concerto soloist with the Presbyterian College Symphony Orchestra in South Carolina.
As a member of the Gee-Mackey Duo (cello and piano) she performed in Spain and Morocco, and in the United States most recently in Palm Beach, Florida. The Duo recently released a CD recording in October of 2013. She was also invited and traveled to Brazil to perform concerts and master classes with the chamber ensemble Musica Harmonia.
Ms. Mackey was the first performing artist to be awarded an Appalachian College Association Fellowship, for a one-year residency at the University of Virginia in the field of contemporary music. She has given lecture recitals in many venues, including the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, and the MTNA Virginia State Conference. Ms. Mackey has taught on the faculty of several colleges and universities, including Eastern Mennonite University, the University of Mary Washington, Mary Baldwin College, The University of Virginia, and Bluefield College.