Lucia Ticho


Lucia Ticho

SAA Member


Houston, TX

Lucia Ticho, cellist, enjoys an active career as a performer and pedagogue. She is a member of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, and her past orchestral experiences include appearances with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Classical Tahoe Orchestra, the New York String Orchestra, and the Aspen Chamber Symphony. As a teenager, she served in titled chairs for the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra. She has performed extensively as a chamber musician at festivals such Aspen, Classical Tahoe, and Juilliard Chamberfest, collaborating on diverse projects with artists like violinist Stefan Jackiw, singer-songwriter Ben Folds, and dancer Lil Buck. As a recitalist, she has appeared in Weill Hall, Preston Bradley Hall, and New York City’s Symphony Space. She is an advocate of new music, having played with the New Juilliard Ensemble, AXIOM, and the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble. Active in the international competition circuit, she has been a semifinalist in the Stulberg, Klein, and Johansen Competitions. She has performed in masterclasses for Gautier Capuçon, Frans Helmerson, Jean-Guihen Queyras, and Wolfgang Emmanuel Schmidt, among many others.

As a teacher, Ticho has trained students of many ages and levels. She is currently working towards certification in the Suzuki method. Her students have been accepted to competitive pre-college and college programs at the Manhattan School of Music, the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and the University of Cincinatti College-Conservatory of Music.

Ticho is a graduate of The Juilliard School (Master of Music, 2021) and Columbia University (Bachelor of Arts, 2020), and her past cello teachers include Richard Aaron, Tanya Carey, and Timothy Eddy. This autumn, she is beginning a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music under the tutelage of Brinton Smith. She performs on a 1930 cello by Gaetano Gadda.