Wiltshire born soprano Siân Dicker is a scholarship student studying on the opera course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Marie Vassiliou and Janice Chapman. Siân completed her Masters studies at GSMD with Distinction and prior to this completed her Undergraduate BMus studies at City University London, graduating with First-class Honours.
Siân is thrilled to have won the International Voice of the Future competition at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in July 2017, adjudicated by Elin Manahan Thomas and Gareth Jones, as well as the Dunraven Welsh Young Singer of the Year competition in March 2017, adjudicated by David Jackson. She was most recently awarded the Nigel Beale first prize at the Hurn Court Opera Singing Competition in July 2018 and was delighted to be awarded second prize at the John Warner Memorial Award for 2018. She was delighted to be a finalist in the inaugural By Voice Alone competition in May 2019. Siân has recently sung in Masterclasses with Dame Ann Murray, Dame Felicity Lott, Susan Bullock CBE and William Bolcom. She has recently given recitals at the Barbican Centre, St John's Smith Square, Wigmore Hall, LSO St Luke's, St David's Cathedral and the Machynlleth Festival. Siân is a Live Music Now musician.
Recent operatic roles have included: Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte) for Hurn Court Opera; Arabella, Jenůfa, Alcina, Miss Jessel (The Turn of the Screw), Leonore (Fidelio), Countess Rosina (Le Nozze di Figaro), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Lady Dunmow (A Dinner Engagement) and Agathe (Der Freischütz) for Guildhall School studio scenes; Sorceress (Dido & Aeneas) for Leicester MusicFest and chorus of Nuns (Soeur Saint Charles) for Guildhall School's 2018 Spring production of Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites. Siân is currently looking forward to playing the title role of Venus in John Blow’s Venus & Adonis for Guildhall Opera in June 2019 and Amaranta/Diana in Haydn’s La fedeltà premiata for Guildhall Opera in November 2019.
Siân's studies are generously supported by The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, The Girdlers' Company Charitable Trust and The Kathleen Trust.