About

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 International Voice of the Future competition at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in July 2017, as 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.

 

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.

 

Recent operatic roles have included: 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 playing the roles of 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. She is delighted to be a Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton Award holder.

 

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

“The range of colour in Sian’s voice and her stylistic interpretation of the music along with the way her character shone through all resulted in a very polished performance.” - Elin Manahan Thomas, Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, July 2017

 

"Simply exquisite. The flawless capture of the melancholy and romance in each song was undeniable, all within Dicker's glittering vibrato voice." - Wiltshire Times, July 2018