Lydia Brookes – Health & Safety Manager

Lydia first encountered the Summer School as a Trog, returning in subsequent years as an oboist in the Festival Orchestra, performing in the Marriage of Figaro and the Rite of Spring.

Being part of the Summer School formed a bridge from her previous life as a lawyer into the music world, working in general management at the English Chamber Orchestra, as Head of Operations and Deputy Director of St John’s Smith Square and Interim CEO of Tenebrae choir.  She is currently part of the Community Engagement team at Blackheath Halls, helping to produce their community opera production of Cavalleria Rusticana.  Lydia has also recently served as a trustee on the boards of Lewisham Music and English Sinfonia.  Having recently completed her Professional Diploma in oboe performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Lydia is delighted to return to the Summer School as both part of the administration team and as a performing musician.

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