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Lydia Sewell

Violin

Currently a violinist for the Auckland Philharmonia in New Zealand, Lydia Sewell was previously an Associate Member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and has played with the Pittsburgh Ballet, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Illinois Philharmonic, and the Illinois, South Bend, Quad City, and Wheeling Symphony Orchestras. Prior to moving to New Zealand, Ms. Sewell toured with Lincoln Center Stage, a crossover piano quintet, on Holland America Line Cruise ships. Ms. Sewell received her Masters in Violin Performance on full scholarship from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where she served as both Concertmaster and Principal Second, and her B.M in Violin Performance from Azusa Pacific University in Los Angeles.  Beyond classical violin, Ms. Sewell is experienced in many styles, from rock to Celtic and world music. She has recorded and performed with a number of indie bands in Los Angeles including Sleeping At Last and Sucré at the ABC and MTV Networks, and has performed with the Hanson Boys, Lindsey Stirling, and Evanescence back in the US. Her interests outside of music include painting, acting and photography.

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