Lydia is studying on the Guildhall Artists Masters programme with John Harle, generously supported by the Guildhall Trust and Nibley Arts. She is honoured to have previously studied with Lara James and Wes Duggan, and received coaching from Quatuor Habanera, the Apollo Saxophone Quartet and the American Saxophone Academy. Lydia won Gloucestershire Young Musician 2018, winning both the Hewitt-Jones trophy and the Carducci audience prize, and received Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music with Distinction in 2019. Lydia was also a 2021–2022 mentee on the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Committee on Gender Equality Mentoring Program, mentored by Dr. Holly De Caigny, and now serves on the ad hoc committee.
Lydia loves mixing classical repertoire with a theatrical twist. Below are selected previous classical performances Lydia has been involved in.
with the Duggan Ensemble 2022 (Glazunov)
Bartok Ensemble 2022 (Vivaldi)
Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra 2019 (Glazunov)
Capriol Chamber Orchestra 2019 (Debussy)
Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra 2019 (Debussy)
Gloucestershire Symphony Orchestra 2018 (Schulhoff)
Capriol Chamber Orchestra 2016 (Glazunov)
Plush Festival, Dorset; Saxophone Eventement, Poitiers, France; Edinburgh Fringe Festival; VAULT Festival, London; University College London; Rhapsody, London; Barnes Literature Festival, St George's, Bath; Cheltenham Music Festival; Three Choirs Festival; Carducci Festival, Highgate; Chapel Arts, Cheltenham.
Theatrephonic Series (Theatrephonic). Saxophones.
Climbing Frame (Gecko). Strings and horns.
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 Lucas Bailey
UCL Jazz: Phineous Bar House band; live music concerts at Bloomsbury Theatre
UCL Live Music: musician, musical director and arranger; live music concerts at Bloomsbury Theatre
UCL Musical Theatre: conductor, musical director, saxophones