Credit - Joseph Ford Thompson
A 'warmly expressive' (The Guardian) and 'exquisite' singer (BBC Radio 3), Amy Lyddon studied at the Royal College of Music as an RCM Award Holder and H R Taylor Trust Scholar, under the tutelage of Rosa Mannion. A former chorister at Bath Abbey, Amy read Linguistics with French and Spanish at Trinity College, Cambridge, where she was a Choral Scholar, and graduated with first-class honours.
Previous concert engagements have included Bach's St Matthew Passion for the Academy of Ancient Music and also for Florilegium, Handel's Messiah for the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Vivaldi's Gloria and Mozart's Requiem with the London Mozart Players, and Bach's Magnificat for Oxford Baroque at St John's Smith Square. Amy is alto soloist on the Gramophone Award-winning recording of Howells' Requiem by Trinity College Choir and features in the Gramophone Award-winning two per part recording of Mozart's Requiem with The Dunedin Consort, with whom she recently performed at the Wigmore Hall.
In summer 2017, Amy will sing the role of Pastuchyna/Jenufa for Grange Park Opera. Previous operatic roles include Nancy/Albert Herring at Opera Holland Park and on UK tour for Shadwell Opera, Nicklausse (cover)/The Tales of Hoffmann for English Touring Opera, Gertrud/Hänsel und Gretel and Mrs Herring/Albert Herring for the Royal College of Music International Opera School, Hermia/A Midsummer Night's Dream, Angelo Custode/Rappresentatione di anima et di corpo, Cherubino/Le nozze di Figaro for CUOS, and Octavian/Der Rosenkavalier, Dorabella/Così fan tutte, Isolier/Le Comte Ory and Idamante/Idomeneo for RCM Opera Scenes.
Recent song engagements have included a performance of Brahms' Liebeslieder-Walzer at the RCM in collaboration with the Wigmore Hall and Ravel's Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé with chamber orchestra. In recital, she has performed on the Oxford Lieder Festival Master Course, for the Ryedale Festival, the Incorporated Association of Organists and Bath Abbey Recital Series. Amy is very grateful for previous support from The Kathleen Trust, The Mario Lanza Educational Foundation, and The Josephine Baker Trust.