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Lydia enjoys a varied musical career performing as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician. She often travels to exciting places to perform - recent highlights have been Vietnam, Cambodia and Taiwan. Lydia regularly plays oboe and cor anglais with orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and Welsh National Opera, as well as in the West End. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama followed by the Royal College of Music.
When you book instant book, you can leave it to the musician to create a listening experience based on the details you provide, but you can also ask for something specific from the musician's popular songs below. Feel free to ask if there something similar you would love to hear not show below.
I play mostly classical music, but also love playing songs from musicals, a bit of Disney, and the occasional pop cover! I have a variety of pre-curated sets you can choose - Baroque Beauties, Uplifting Oboe, Famous Oboe Melodies, Musicals, Disney Songs and an 80s and 90s pop quiz, or create your own. I'm also really happy to take requests if there is something special you would like to hear which isn't in the list below.
Telemann - Fantasie in E major
Marais - Les Folies d'Espagne
C.P.E. Bach - Sonate in G minor
Vivaldi - Winter
Britten - 6 Metamorphoses After Ovid
Vaughan Williams - 6 Studies in English Folk Song
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake
Dvorak - New World Symphony
Marcello - Oboe Concerto
Gabriel's Oboe from the Mission
On My Own - Les Miserables
Who Will Buy and As Long As He Neess Me - Oliver!
Somewhere and I Feel Pretty - West Side Story
Tell Me It's Not True - Blood Brothers
We're Off To See The Wizard
Music of the Night and All I Ask Of You - Phantom of the Opera
All That Jazz - Chicago
I Know Him So Well - Chess
Let it Go from Frozen
Circle of Life from Lion King
You Can Fly, You Can Fly, You Can Fly from Dumbo
Chim Chim Cheree from Mary Poppins
The Bare Necessities from The Jungle Book
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
Rolling Stones - Good Times
ABBA - Mamma Mia
Justin Bieber - Sorry
Robbie Williams - Angels
Bach - Christmas Oratorio
Handel - Messiah
John Rutter - Shepherd's Pipe Carol
Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker
In The Bleak Midwinter
I Saw Three Ships
Holly And The Ivy
The Christmas Song
Walking In The Air
All I Want For Christmas Is You
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
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