Lydia Caines

Lydia has enjoyed an extensive and varied musical education, from reading music at Selwyn College, Cambridge University to studying violin performance as a post-graduate at the Royal Academy of Music. Her chamber music highlights include coaching with members of the Wihan and Endellion Quartets and working alongside Messiaen experts Peter Hill and Matthew Schellhorn on Quatuor pour la fin du Temps.

Lydia has worked with leading conductors such as Sir Mark Elder, Sir Roger Norrington Sir Trevor Pinnock and Jac Van Steen, performing in venues including Cadogan Hall, The Royal Festival Hall and St John’s Smith Square. She regularly plays principal second with the London Young Sinfonia, and in 2017 performed with the Women of the World Orchestra as part of the Southbank’s annual Women of the World festival. In 2018, she was delighted to be chosen to play in the Britten-Pears Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop.

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