Electric and acoustic cellist Lizzy May was first discovered when Take That invited her to be part of the opening act in their major international comeback tour. Branching out into pop and rock music after an intensive classical education at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal Academy of Music, she has built a successful solo career as an electric cellist.
She has appeared many times on TV with artists including Rihanna, Leona Lewis, Il Divo, Westlife, Cheryl Cole, Russell Watson, Kasabian, Noisettes, Aled Jones, Sharleen Spiteri and Gary Barlow. TV shows include: The X-
Lizzy (also known as Elizabeth May or Liz May, cellist) won a scholarship to study cello performance for 6 years at Yehudi Menuhin’s International Music School, followed by 5 years at The RNCM and The Royal Academy of Music, learning from the world's leading string players including Yehudi Menuhin, Ralph Kirshbaum, Philip Sheppard and Colin Carr. She took singing lessons with Mary Hammond and gained a 1st class degree and a distinction at postgraduate level. She has won the Leonard Rose Cello prize and the John Barbirolli, Nossek and Weil prizes. Having branched out into pop music she has built a successful career as a versatile cellist, singer and songwriter. Her musical style ranges from classical through to folk, hip-
From performing for the Queen at Buckingham Palace as part of her Jubilee celebrations to being selected to give a solo performance for Andy Murray at the Wimbledon Champions’ Dinner, Lizzy has an extensive and impressive résumé of performing for the world’s premier events and venues. As a member of trios and quartets she has played numerous times at the Olympic Park during the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
Lizzy has performed in Japan, Jordan (for the Jordanian Royal Family), China, Thailand, India, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, Hawaii, Kuwait, Dubai, Bahrain, Turkey, Oman, Lebanon, Morocco and throughout Europe.