Lucy Abrams-Husso is a Chicago native based in Helsinki, Finland. She received Bachelor's degrees with High Honors in Clarinet Performance and Anthropology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Master of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the Sibelius Academy. Abrams-Husso is currently a salaried doctoral student in the Arts Study Program at the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki.
Formerly Co-principal and E-flat clarinetist of the Oulu Symphony, Abrams-Husso currently freelances in southern Finland, performing with the orchestras of Helsinki, Lahti, Turku and Pori. She has been featured as a soloist with the Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra, Mikkeli String Orchestra, and Haapavesi Chamber Orchestra.
An orchestral musician with a passion for contemporary music, Abrams-Husso’s doctoral project focuses on the study of contemporary repertoire for clarinet composed post-1980 by Finnish and American composers. Her research has been funded by the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity, the Jenni and Antti Wihuri Foundation, the Finnish Cultural Foundation and the Emil Aaltonen Foundation.
Abrams-Husso’s debut solo album, Duel, will be released in the Winter 2021. The CD features works for clarinet and electronics, including a newly commissioned solo work by American composer Molly Joyce.