Belinda Sykes

Role

Professorial Staff - Medieval Voice

Area of work

Medieval Voice and Baroque Oboe

Contact details

Address: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Faculty of Music, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, SE10 9JF

Email: [email protected]

Phone One: +44 (0)20 8305 4444

Biography

Belinda Sykes is an international concert and recording soloist. Belinda directs the medieval music ensemble Joglaresa and has recorded/sung solo with Red Byrd, New London Consort, Tragicomedia, Harp Consort, Paul O¹Dette, Ensemble Unicorn and Oni Wytars. She has also sung on soundtracks with artists as diverse as Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Norma Winstone and the Master Musicians of Joujouka. As an oboist she has played for the Gabrieli Consort, English Concert, King¹s Consort, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Hanover Band, and won the 1990 Reichenberg Award for Baroque Oboe. She has also collaborated with many composers including Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Dominic Muldowney, Trevor Jones and Howard Shore.

Qualifications / Educational Background

She studied voice and improvisation in Morocco, Bulgaria, Syria, Spain and India and oboe, baroque oboe, recorder and early music at the Guildhall School of Music. Belinda also has a Masters Degree in Ethnomusicology/Arabic music from London University's School of Oriental and African Studies.

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