Saxophonist

 

Lydia is studying on the Guildhall Artist Masters Programme with John Harle at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Lydia is 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, and enjoys working with composers and collaborators across a wide range of genres. Below are selected saxophone performances. 

Saxophone concertos 

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)

Festivals include

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.

Recordings

Theatrephonic Series (Theatrephonic). Saxophones.

Climbing Frame (Gecko). Strings and horns.

Trace of Phosphor; Evenfall; Warp and Weft (Andrew Heath). Soprano saxophone.

Ensembles

Bauhaus Saxophone Quartet, formed July 2022. 

Music for Miniatures: Theatrical Chamber Music tours

Hands and Feet: Music and tap dance!

Phineas Bar House band; concerts at Bloomsbury Theatre

UCL Live Music: musician, musical director and arranger

UCL Musical Theatre: conductor, musical director, saxophones

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Vivaldi Double Cello Concerto 2022

Vivaldi Double Cello Concerto 2022

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