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Lydia Hillerudh



Cellist Lydia Hillerudh was born into a musical family in Stockholm, Sweden - she is in fact the oldest out of seven sisters who all grew up playing the cello.

Lydia began her cello studies in 2000 with Elisabeth Lysell-Bjermkvist, and in 2012 she won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she was mentored by Mats Lidström and Robert Cohen. She graduated with Distinction in 2017, and was also awarded the Barbirolli Prize for her solo playing and outstanding studentship. Lydia is currently enrolled on the Advanced Course at the Royal College in Stockholm, studying with Finnish cellist Johannes Rostamo. In 2022, Lydia was one of two recipients of the prestigious Järnåker award.

Lydia is currently active in the UK and Sweden, mainly as a chamber musician and soloist. Her main chamber music partners include the Mila Piano Trio and the Tritium Trio (clarinet, cello & piano trio).

Recent highlights have included performing concertos by Schumann and Elgar with Henley Symphony Orchestra and Wyatt Sinfonia, and performing chamber music at festivals such as Ashwell, Buxton, Islington, Dartington and Romsey. As an orchestral principal and co-principal, she regularly guests orchestras such as Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Musica Vitae and Västerås Sinfonietta.

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