Biography

Lydia released her first studio album, entitled “Lydia” on October 6th, 2013 at the “Around the Piano” show run by David Dell. The release was a success and Lydia donated a portion of the sales to Musical Heritage New Zealand.
Earlier that year she was invited to sing at the “Hutt City Sports Awards” which was to honour New Zealand sportswomen.
To top off a successful 2013, Lydia was featured in the Hutt Valley’s annual Christmas show 2013 “Christmas in the Hutt” which drew an estimated crowd of over 15,000.

In September/October 2011 she was part of the “Choral Federation Anthem Choir”. As well as at a number of Wellington matches and the Bronze Final, Lydia sang with the choir at the Rugby World Cup Final between New Zealand and France. The Anthem Choir led the opening national anthems alongside other New Zealand singers Hayley Westenra and Will Martin.

In December 2010 Lydia performed to a live audience of over 30,000 at the Brother Christmas Spectacular.
She also sang on “The Good Morning Show” as part of TVNZ’s “Find a Star” contest, and was invited to sing on the Salvation Army Christmas album, “It’s a Wrap 3” in which she sang the track “Away in a Manger”.

Each year, Lydia is honoured to lead the hymn and national anthem singing at the ANZAC ceremonies in her hometown, Lower Hutt.

She has performed at outdoor events such as the Kilbirnie Festival and Belmont Spring Festival and is a regular performer at community clubs, resthomes and retirement villages, weddings, birthdays, and various other functions.

In March 2014, the Garibaldi club in Wellington hosted a special benefit concert series to support Lydia with her further studies.

Lydia has a broad repertoire ranging from classical, light operatic and pop, to folk and traditional.

Lydia first began taking singing lessons under the tuition of Magdalena Darby. She is now currently being trained by Sister Marie Winefride.