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Lydia Griffiths

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Oboist and cor anglais player, regularly performing with orchestras around the UK as well as in the West End. Soloist and chamber musician, has recorded for Stormzy and toured with a Carpenters tribute band.

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Background

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.

Song list

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.


Classical

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


Film

Gabriel's Oboe from the Mission


Musicals

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


Disney

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


Pop/Rock

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


Christmas

Bach - Christmas Oratorio

Handel - Messiah

John Rutter - Shepherd's Pipe Carol

Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker

Silent Night

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

Sleigh Ride

Booking

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Prices are pay-what-you-want subject to a minimum fee of £30 / $40 per 15 minutes per performer. Corporate bookings start at £75 / $100.

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Reviews

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Hilary
Lydia selected a lovely range of pieces and played beautifully.
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Antje
We had an excellent concert for my baroque loving friend and me. I was particularly pleased with the customisation Lydia was able to make to the programme. It was a beautiful event at the end of a tough year.
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Peta-Jane Field organised by my son Robin Field
Lydia was a superb musician, and I loved the two opening oboe pieces and the two folk songs, played on a cor anglais. She was absolutely sweet to play the four 'pop' songs Robin selected as special memories for me brilliantly! I was very impressed as none of these were created for the oboe ....! Being treated to Lydia's 'concert' made my birthday very memorable and I thank her (and Robin) very much!
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Dodi Wexler
She is an amazing oboe player and her playing brought tears to my eyes.
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Steffen H

Thank you Lydia for showing me how beautiful the oboe can sound!

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