How nice this week to hear from Lydia Gosnell (OW 2009) with exciting news of her music, including Palisander, her recorder quartet with upcoming concerts at St John’s, Smith Square and a CD launch Beware the Spider! on 16th February 2017.
At Wells, Lydia joined the school's first trip to Guangzhou, China, where she learnt Chinese bamboo flute and gourd pipe. She recently gave a performance and talk about these at the Horniman Museum for the charity Live Music Now. Nine years later she is still in touch with her Chinese flute teacher and will see him perform in London in the summer.
After Wells, Lydia went to the Guildhall and gained a distinction in her Master's degree as a recorder player and historical flautist. In 2012 she performed in the London Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies, primarily as a drummer! Since graduating, Palisander has been her main focus, as well as teaching, which she loves.
She says “I'm still in touch with my Wells friends and we'll be meeting for tea and cake in a couple of weeks.”