About

Wiltshire born soprano Siân Dicker is a scholarship student at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama as the recipient of the Charles Pitt Singing Award. She is currently studying on the Artist Masters vocal studies course with Marie Vassiliou and Janice Chapman. Siân completed the Graduate Certificate year at GSMD gaining a Postgraduate Diploma with Distinction, and prior to this completed her Undergraduate BMus studies at City University London, graduating with a First class Honours in 2014.

 

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 also a finalist for the 2017 Dean & Chadlington Festival Singing competition as well as the Chartered Surveyors' Vocal Prize at GSMD and has recently sung in Masterclasses with Graham Johnson OBE, Professor Susan McCulloch and Professor Rudolf Piernay at the school. Siân has recently given recitals at LSO St Luke's, Kings College London, City University London and Edington Priory. She most recently sang in a recital of new music in collaboration with Guildhall School composers at Wigmore Hall in May 2017.

 

Operatic roles have included Giunone (La Calisto), Clorinda (La Cenerentola), Mother and Witch (Hansel und Gretel) for City Opera Ensemble,  chorus (Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci) for Hampstead Garden Opera, Mercedes (Carmen), Vitellia (La Clemenza di Tito) and Fiordiligi (Cosi fan Tutte) in Guildhall School opera scenes and Zerlina (Le nozze di Figaro) for British Youth Opera's Easter workshops 2016. Siân recently sang the roles of Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) and Lady Dunmow (A Dinner Engagement) for Guildhall's summer studio opera scenes. 

 

Siân's studies are generously supported by the Guildhall School Trust, The Altrusa Careers Trust, The Women's Career Foundation and The Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust. 

 

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