Musician

 

Saxophonist

Lydia studies the saxophone with Lara James, and has had masterclasses at The American Saxophone Academy and the UK Saxophone Course. Lydia is thrilled to be joining the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Committee on the Status of Women Mentoring Program 2021–2022, mentored by

Dr. Holly De Caigny. 

 

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 was a finalist at the Two Moors Performance Platform 2017, and a National Finalist in the Rotary Young Musician 2015, after winning the Regional Final.

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Upcoming

Musical Theatre in Concert

Conducted by Lydia Kenny

University College London Musical Theatre Society

University College London, 29th May.

Betty Blue Eyes

Violin/Mandolin

Stroud, 9th-18th June

The Dreaming

Saxophone/Clarinet

Cheltenham Everyman, 12th June

Glazunov Saxophone Concerto

Memorial Concert celebrating the life of Wes Duggan.

September tbc, Cheltenham.

Previous

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

Solo recitals include:

Cheltenham Music Festival solo recital,

Three Choirs Festival,

Carducci Festival,

Chapter Arts Recital.

Recordings

Theatrephonic Anniversary Episodes (Theatrephonic 2021)

Climbing Frame (Gecko 2020)

Trace of Phosphor (Andrew Heath 2020)

Evenfall (Andrew Heath 2018)

Warp and Weft (Andrew Heath 2019)

Ensembles

Music for Miniatures - Theatrical Chamber Music tours of The Nutcracker, and All Aboard the Gingerbread

Hands and Feet - Tap dance and instrumental cross-genre arrangements with Luc Bailey

UCL Jazz Society - Phineous Bar House band; live music concerts at Bloomsbury Theatre

UCL Live Music Society - musician, musical director and arranger; live music concerts at Bloomsbury Theatre

UCL Musical Theatre Society - musical director, band swing

Violin

University College London Symphony Orchestra

Gloucestershire Symphony Orchestra

Cantilena Orchestra

Three Choirs Community Opera

Gloucestershire Youth Chamber Orchestra (Inspire)

Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra

Four of Spades String Quartet