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 First-class Honours. She is delighted to be joining the Guildhall School's opera course in September 2018. 

 

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 more recently the 2018 Susan Longfield Prize. She was delighted to be awarded second prize at the John Warner Memorial Award for 2018 and is a semi-finalist for the Hurn Court Opera Singing Competition in July. Siân has recently sung in Masterclasses with Susan Bullock CBE, Graham Johnson OBE, Professor Susan McCulloch and Professor Rudolf Piernay. 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 Edington Priory. 

 

Operatic roles have included Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Lady Dunmow (A Dinner Engagement) and Agathe (Der Freischütz) for Guildhall School studio scenes; Mercedes (Carmen), Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito) and Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) in Guildhall School opera scenes; Sorceress (Dido & Aeneas) for Leicester MusicFest; Zerlina (Don Giovanni) for British Youth Opera's Easter workshops 2016; Giunone (La Calisto), Clorinda (La Cenerentola), Mother and Witch (Hansel and Gretel) for City Opera Ensemble;  chorus (Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci) for Hampstead Garden Opera, and most recently chorus of Nuns (Soeur Saint Charles) for Guildhall School's 2018 Spring production of Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites. 

 

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                                                                                                                                                                                    "...a singer of huge range and power, for whom an operatic career beckons."                 - John Rice, Chichester Observer