A former chorister at Bath Abbey and pupil of the Junior Royal Academy of Music, Amy Lyddon was a Choral Scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge, where she graduated with first-class honours in Linguistics with French and Spanish. She completed her postgraduate studies with Rosa Mannion at the Royal College of Music as an RCM Award Holder and H R Taylor Trust Scholar, graduating with Distinction.
Previous concert engagements have included Bach’s St Matthew Passion for the Academy of Ancient Music and for Florilegium, Handel’s Messiah for the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Mozart’s Requiem with the London Mozart Players, Bach’s Magnificat for Oxford Baroque at St John’s Smith Square, and Mozart’s C Minor Mass at St Martin-in-the-Fields. Amy 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 and has recorded Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine for release in September 2017. Future concerts include Handel’s Messiah for the Aldeburgh Music Club at Snape Maltings and for Leith Hill Music Festival, Schubert’s Mass in E Flat for the London Concert Choir at Cadogan Hall, and Alto (Octet) in The Immortal by Mark Simpson (London première) for BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.
In summer 2017, Amy will sing the role of Pastuchyna/Jenufa for Grange Park Opera in their new Opera House at West Horsley Place. 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, Amy has been engaged by the Ryedale Festival, the Incorporated Association of Organists and Bath Abbey Recital Series. An advocate of contemporary music, Amy recently performed in the premières of three new works at the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival.
Amy is very grateful for previous support from The Kathleen Trust, The Mario Lanza Educational Foundation, and The Josephine Baker Trust.