About

Wiltshire born soprano Siân Dicker is currently completing her studies on the opera course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Marie Vassiliou and Janice Chapman. Siân is thrilled to have won the Singers Prize in the 68th Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition, and is currently looking forward to competing for the postponed 2020 ROSL Gold Medal, date TBC. She is also delighted to have won the 2020 Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform with duo partner, Krystal Tunnicliffe, and excited to return to the Oxford Lieder Festival later this year. She was recently awarded the runner up prize at the 2020 Clonter Opera Prize.

Siân won the International Voice of the Future competition at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in July 2017, and the Dunraven Welsh Young Singer of the Year competition in March 2017. She was also a finalist in the inaugural By Voice Alone competition in May 2019.

 

Recent operatic roles have included: Amaranta/Diana (La fedeltà premiata) and Venus (Venus and Adonis) for Guildhall Opera, and Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte) for Hurn Court Opera. In February 2020 Siân premiered the role of Observer 1 in a brand new commission, The Angel Esmeralda, written by Lliam Paterson for Guildhall Opera in partnership with Scottish Opera. She was due to be joining the Garsington Opera chorus as an Alvarez Young Artist for their 2020 summer season, covering the role of The Foreign Princess in Rusalka and has instead been delighted to partake in Garsington's young artist programme online throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Siân is also a Live Music Now musician and has worked with the charity to create online concerts for care homes throughout this time. 

 

Siân Dicker & Simon Lane, September 2016 - Photo courtesy of Max Rickards: www.maxrickards.com
Siân Dicker & Simon Lane, September 2016 - Photo courtesy of Max Rickards: www.maxrickards.com

Siân's studies are generously supported by The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, The Girdlers' Company Charitable Trust and The Kathleen Trust. She is delighted to be a Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton Award holder.


Photo courtesy of Sebastian Charlesworth: www.sjcharlesworth.com/
Photo courtesy of Sebastian Charlesworth: www.sjcharlesworth.com/