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Lydia Jane Pugh

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Guernsey-born Lydia Jane Pugh has a certain style, which is much more about taking a step back and listening for what's really there. Her sounds could be described as poignant and subtle, drawing on the poetic aspects of the everyday things and taking you the long way round so you get a different perspective. Her productivity of works cover a large variety of genres and styles, primarily choral, vocal, piano solo, string ensemble and chamber music. Her talent for setting (and creating) texts and telling heart-felt stories has made her very popular with choirs and choral societies resulting in several large scale commissions, which has gone on to be performed at several music events and festivals in the Channel Islands, the UK and Europe. Recently she was shortlisted for the NCEM composing award 2012 in conjunction with BBC Radio 3.

Having completed her Degree in Music at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, and her Masters in Composition at Leeds College of Music, Lydia now works as a composer, performer and teacher in the UK.

Whether you want to hear a simple atmospheric piano solo, or a rousing, heart-wrenching chorus, Lydia’s music appeals to everyone, and there's something to really love about everything she does.