P A L I S A N D E R
Lydia gained a Distinction in her Master’s degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, as a recorder player and historical flautist, taught by Ian Wilson, Pamela Thorby and Robert Ehrlich and Katy Bircher, respectively. Previously, she was a Specialist Musician at Wells Cathedral School.
As a soloist, Lydia has given performances in The Stone Forest, Yunnan and The Xinghai Conservatoire, Guangdong in China. She was one of four musicians selected to perform in The National Gallery, following its ‘Performing through Art’ competition and was invited to premiere a piece written for The Barbican’s Silent Film Festival. Lydia was one of eight acts selected from across Europe to perform in the showcase concert for the Open Recorder Days festival, Amsterdam. She has performed on the soundtrack for CBeebies’ award-winning programme, Sarah and Duck. Lydia shared the excitement of the Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies, having been selected to perform primarily as a drummer!
Lydia has given performances with Southern Sinfonia, directed by Sir Roger Norrington. She has performed with Guildhall's Baroque Orchestra in The London Handel Festival, The Amadé Players at the Foundling Museum, as well as with Les Bougies Baroques and Eboracum Baroque orchestras, both as a recorder player and historical flautist. Lydia has also performed alongside the Academy of Ancient Music, as part of the orchestra's AAMplify scheme.
Lydia’s chamber performances have led her to perform in venues such as Wilton’s Music Hall, Kings Place, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Milton Court Concert Hall and the Globe Theatre.
As well as performing as part of Palisander, Lydia enjoys working as the Administrator for the quartet, which includes being responsible for the group’s funding applications, logistical arrangements and communications. Lydia teaches at the Centre for Young Musicians, a division of the Guildhall School.