Appointed principal of the Philharmonia Orchestra in 2002, Lucy Wakeford is principal harp of the Britten Sinfonia and harpist of the Nash Ensemble, one of the most outstanding harpists of her generation. She has performed at major venues and festivals throughout Europe, in Britain the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall, both as soloist and in ensemble performances. Lucy has appeared at the City of London and Cheltenham International Festivals. As a concerto soloist Lucy has appeared with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Guildhall String Ensemble, Ulster Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, London Festival Orchestra and BBC Concert Orchestra, among many others.
She has recorded the Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp with the Britten Sinfonia and Dohnányi Concertino with the English Sinfonia on the BMG and ASV labels respectively. In 2008 she recorded the Lutos?awski Concerto for Oboe and Harp with Nicholas Daniels and with the Lutos?awski Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland.