Lydia is a UK based light soprano with a special interest in ensemble singing. Since graduating from the Royal Northern College of Music with a First Class BMus Hons degree in Vocal and Opera studies in 2019, she has formed relationships with Voces8 and the Sixteen by taking part in their young artist programmes. In addition to her freelance work Lydia is also a Choral Scholar at HeartEdge Manchester (the Northern branch of St. Martin in the Fields) and was one of the eight young artists invited to be part of the Southwell Music Festival in 2022.
Lydia enjoys leading musical workshops and has recently joined the Voces8 Foundation's team of educators with whom she has delivered outreach projects for young people in both the UK and France. Having grown up abroad she is confident working in French and is The Apex Singers’ coach for Scandinavian languages.
Lydia feels privileged to be a member of The Apex Singers, taking particular interest in the study of folk music in its social and cultural contexts. To be surrounded by such passionate people and music is incredibly uplifting. The music of 'Hiraeth' will always hold a special place in her heart as a reminder of the ensemble's beginnings.