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Lydia Kenny

Lydia is a saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist actor-musician. Lydia is studying on the Guildhall Artist Masters Programme with John Harle at Guildhall School of Music & Drama, generously supported by the Guildhall Trust.

Lydia is a founding member of the Bauhaus Saxophone Quartet and plays with the Bauhaus Saxophones (6 saxophones, piano, bass, drums) and the Bauhaus Band (16 piece band), led by John Harle.

Lydia is particularly interested in cross-arts interdisciplinary work, including dance, poetry, theatre, stage combat and visual arts. Lydia is also a keen advocate of community-based and social arts.

Lydia was a mentee with the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) 2021–2022, mentored by Dr Holly De Caigny. Read about Lydia's experience at NASA in the Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain Journal, September 2022

Lydia gained a first-class BASc degree in Arts and Sciences at University College London (UCL) in 2022, specialising in Activating Climate Action Through Music with supervisor Dr Kat Austen.

Concerts and Workshops in 2023

Gloucestershire Academy of Music Big Birthday Bash (Conductor/Tutor)

Cheltenham Town Hall, UK

29th January 2023

Tickets here

The Big Blast – Massed Wind and Brass ensemble of under 18s (Tutor)

Cheltenham, UK

22nd–23rd February 2023

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Gloucestershire Young Musician Finalists – Performance Masterclasses (Tutor)

Gloucester, UK

23rd February 2023

Moments in Time – The Messengers

The Messengers write vibrant music of joy and resilience that is of and for our time, offering an alternate musical view of the times we live in beyond the reductive and the commercialised and which emanate from voices that compel you to listen.

Milton Court Theatre, London, UK

2nd March 2023

Free Admission

In Concert with the John Harle Quartet

Music by Eisler, Desenclos, Hindemith and Schulhoff, and a new series of pieces on Kandinsky's 'Sounds', with concepts and voice by Lydia Kenny.

Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, Oxford, UK

11th March 2023 

Tickets here

Daylight Music: Guildhall Saxophones and the London Accordion Orchestra

St. Catherine’s Church, Hatcham, London, UK

12pm, 22nd April 2023

More info here

The Bauhaus Band and Singers with Marc Almond and John Harle

Oxford, UK

14th May 2023

London Bauhaus Festival

Bauhaus Saxophone Quartet and The Bauhaus Band and Singers 

London, UK

19th May 2023

The Bauhaus Band and Singers with Marc Almond and John Harle

Kent, UK

28th May 2023

Legend Trippers

Reed 1

Cheltenham Everyman Theatre, UK

July 2023

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