Lydia Hillerudh

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Lydia is a passionate Swedish-born cellist based in London. She loves to play chamber music and performs regularly with the Tritium Trio.

Born in Stockholm in 1993, Lydia Hillerudh started playing the cello at the age of seven under the guidance of Elisabeth Lysell-Bjermkvist. When she was 16 years old she was awarded a place at Lilla Akademien, Stockholm, a music school for talented young people, whilst continuing her studies with Elisabeth Lysell-Bjermkvist there.  She is currently in her third year of study with Prof. Mats Lidström at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she is kindly supported by the Gladys Annie Hay Memorial Bursary and various foundations in Sweden. She was also awarded the Sir John Barbirolli Memorial Prize at the Academy this year. She has had the opportunity to participate in masterclasses for some of Sweden's most renowned cellists, including Thorleif Thedéen and Ola Karlsson, as well as international figures such as Robert Cohen, Colin Carr, Sun Won Yang and Natalie Clein. As a soloist she has performed at some of Stockholm’s major concert venues, Berwaldhallen and Musikaliska. Lydia is a very eager and dedicated chamber musician, and together with her clarinet trio, ‘the Tritium Trio’, she was one of the prize winners in the Harold Craxton and the Harry Isaacs Prize at the Royal Academy of Music last year. With the Tritium Trio she performs regularly across London, most recent they gave lunchtime recital at St James Piccadilly and Colston Hall in Bristol. Lydia has also performed chamber music by Jonathan Östlund at the Cadogan Hall earlier this year. She recently gained a place in the Academy’s highly acclaimed Cello Ensemble and Lydia also plays in other ensembles, such as string quartet and piano trio, with fellow students at the Academy. As a chamber musician Lydia has participated in masterclasses and worked with members of the Badke, Maggini, Vanbrugh, Escher, Alberni and Emperor String Quartets, and Trio Dali and Levon Chilingrian. She was also a participant in the National Young String Quartet Weekend 2014, where she received coaching from Pavel Fischer, Christoph Richter, Miguel da Silva, Mark Messenger, Nicholas Jones, and the Carducci String Quartet. She worked with Catherine Manson and James Boyd (London Haydn String Quartet) on Beethoven and Haydn string quartets during their Senior String Quartet course in Middleham in 2013. Lydia has also worked with Jacqueline Shave, Caroline Dearnley and Miranda Dale (Britten Sinfonia) during an in-depth study weekend of Britten’s 2nd string quartet in 2013. Lydia plays a German 19th century cello with a bow by Francoix Lotte. The bow was purchased with generous support from the Salen Charitable Trust.

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Classical, Jazz, Folk, Pop, Rock, Contemporary classical, Musical theatre, Opera, Baroque, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Christmas, Traditional church music
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Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Arranger, Orchestrator, Transcription, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching
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