Musician

Saxophones and Violin

Lydia achieved a high distinction in her LRSM in saxophone performance (2019). She was Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year 2018, winning both the Hewitt-Jones trophy and the Carducci audience prize. She studies the saxophone with Lara James, having previously studied at Gloucestershire Academy of Music under Wes Duggan. She was a finalist in Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year 2017, Two Moors Performance Platform 2017, and a National Finalist in the Rotary Young Musician 2015, after winning the Regional Final.

Saxophone concertos 

Glazunov: Concerto (Capriol Chamber Orchestra 2016, Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra November 2019)

Debussy: Rapsodie (Capriol Chamber Orchestra 2019, Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra 2019)

Schulhoff: Hot-Sonate (Gloucestershire Symphony Orchestra 2018).

Notable solo recitals include: Cheltenham Music Festival solo recital, Three Choirs Festival, Carducci Festival, Chapter Arts Recital.

Recordings

Out Now:

Climbing Frame (Gecko 2020)

Can't Know All the Songs - Gecko

Breathe - Gecko 

Trace of Phosphor (Andrew Heath 2020)

Evenfall (Andrew Heath 2018)

Warp and Weft (Andrew Heath 2019)

Violin (grade 8+)

University College London Symphony Orchestra, Gloucestershire Youth Chamber Orchestra (Inspire), Gloucestershire Symphony Orchestra, Cantilena Orchestra, Three Choirs Community Opera 2019.

Actor-musician

Theatre: On Air (Curious Move tour June-October 2020); Vasilisa (R&D with Curious Move July 2020, composer); Rhapsody (Bloomsbury Theatre, January 2020)When the Rain Stops Falling (Red Dog Theatre Company, South West Tour, September-October 2019); Scarlett Pimpernel (Cheltenham Everyman, July 2019); Miranda The Tempest (Stroud Shakespeare Festival, The Dell RSC: Kate Raw, June/August 2019); Head Girl School of Music: Live! (Cheltenham Music and Literature Festivals, St. Georges, Bristol, Bath Children’s Literature Festival, Barnes Children’s Literature Festival, 2017-2019); Shoulder to Shoulder (Croome Court, 2018); Actor- Musician High-Society (Cotswold Players 2016); Actor-Musician Macbeth (Edinburgh Fringe Festival YMTUK: Stuart Harvey)

©2020 by Lydia Kenny

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