Born in 1998 and raised in Lower Austria, Lucia Boeck has been making music since she was seven years old. She has studied saxophone, recorder, clarinet and bassoon at her local music school and has gone on to become an acclaimed musician, composer, arranger, and video editor. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with distinction in 2021, she is currently studying for her master’s degree in music education and concert studies. In 2023, Lucia graduated with a second bachelor’s degree in music education in oboe with distinction at University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
Lucia has been recognized for her musical achievements, winning first prize and special prizes at the Grand Virtuoso International Music Competition Salzburg 2019, second prize at the 3. Danubia Talents Liszt International Music Competition 2021, Rising Stars Grand Prix Berlin 2019, silver star award at the international MusicandStarsAwards Online Competition 2021, first prize at the Austrian National Music Competition “Prima la musica”, prize winner at the Austrian National popular Music Competition “Podium jazz, pop, rock”, silver star award in video editing category at the international MusicandStarsAwards Online Competition 2022, Platin prize winner in the creative video category and special prize winner “Creative Artistic Musical Genius” at the Global Genius Music Competition Spring 2023 and as a Diamond prize winner and special prize winner “Dazzling Virtuoso Special Award” in the composition category at the Royale Music Competition Summer 2023.
As a saxophone soloist, she has performed at venues such as Philharmonie Berlin, Mozarteum Salzburg, Austrian classical Radio Ö1, Radio Lower Austria, Festspielhaus St. Pöten, Stadttheater Wiener Neustadt, and more.
She has also participated in masterclasses from notable saxophonists such as Alain Crepin, Chien-Kwan Lin, Jean-Denis Michat, Sergey Kolesov, Asako Inoue, Nikita Zimin, Marie-Bernadette Charrier, Christian Wirth, Simon Diricq, Vincent David, Pawel Gusnar, Alexander Stepanov, Erzsébet Seleljo, Asya Fateyeva, Philippe Portejoie, Romain Zante, Joshua Hyde, Christine Rall, Elliot Riley, Nicolas Prost, Dragan Sremec, Hans De Jong, Gerald Preinfalk, Peter Rohrsdorfer, Michael Krenn, Andreas van Zoelen, Theodore Kerkezos and Massimiliano Donninelli.
Lucia has also been involved in orchestra projects with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the “Salzburger Festpiele”, Vienna Symphonic Orchestra as part of the “Bregenzer Festspiele”, “Jugendsinfonieorchester Niederösterreich” , Junge Bläserphilharmonie Niederösterreich and more. She has also performed as a clarinetist in an Austrian folk music radio program at Radio Lower Austria.
In 2015, Lucia started her saxophone YouTube channel Just4Sax where she posts classical saxophone videos, jazz videos and saxophone comedyvideos. She has also composed and arranged her own music.
Beetween 2014 and 2018, Lucia played as a bassoonist in the Lower Austrian Youth Orchestra under the musical direction of conductor Martin Braun. Alongside her activities as a classical saxophonist, Lucia has also a passion for crossart projects and for the oboe with which she can play baroque music.
Compositions and Arrangements
- Aquarium – Chill out Music
- Two Bagatelles for alto saxophone solo
- Le Pont Japonais – Tableaux d’impressionnisme pour saxophone alto et contrebasse
- Colours for soprano saxophone
- Colours for Oboe and Videomontage
- Just for Slap for three saxophones, bass clarinet and loop
- The Practice Police for alto saxophone solo
- Abstieg for alto saxophone solo
- Felix Bernard Winter Wonderland arranged for saxophone ensemble, bass and drums
- Dreams for saxophone, tape and shortfilm
Allegro Vivo Festival, Bregenzer Festspiele, Grafenegger Frühling, Wien Modern, Salzburger Festspiele, Schwaigen-Reigen-Festival, JazzFest Kirchberg am Wechsel, Jazzakademie Zeillern and more.