Biography Lynne Mackey
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. Ms. Mackey was awarded a 4-month residency in Paris and spent January through April 2014 at the Cite 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. Recent activities include a guest appearance in the 2016 season as concerto soloist with the Presbyterian College Chamber Orchestra in South Carolina.
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. 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, where she also held the position of department chair.