Wiltshire born soprano Siân Dicker is a scholarship student 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 2020 Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform with duo partner, Krystal Tunnicliffe, and is looking forward to performing at 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 awarded first prize at the Hurn Court Opera Singing Competition in July 2018 and was recently delighted to be awarded second prize at the 2019 Patricia Routledge English National Song competition. 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, 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 and Sorceress (Dido & Aeneas) for Leicester MusicFest. Siân is currently looking forward to premiering 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 in February 2020. She is also delighted to be joining Garsington Opera chorus as an Alvarez Young Artist for their 2020 summer season, covering the role of The Foreign Princess in Rusalka.
Siân has recently sung in Masterclasses with Dame Ann Murray, Dame Felicity Lott, Susan Bullock CBE and William Bolcom and 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.
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.