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 School 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 a mentee with the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) 2021–2022, mentored by Dr Holly De Caigny, and now serves on the ad hoc committee. Read about Lydia's experience at NASA in the Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain Journal.
Lydia gained a first-class BASc degree in Arts and Sciences at University College London (UCL), specialising in Activating Climate Action Through Music with supervisor Dr Kat Austen.
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.
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.
Trace of Phosphor; Evenfall; Warp and Weft (Andrew Heath). Soprano saxophone.
Bauhaus Saxophone Quartet
Bauhaus Saxophones (5 saxophones, piano, bass drums)
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