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Musician

Saxophones and Violin

Lydia studies the saxophone with Lara James, and has had Masterclasses at The American Saxophone Academy and Saxophone Summer Course UK. 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.

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

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

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

UCL Live Music Society - musician, musical director and arranger

UCL Musical Theatre Society - musical director

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