Theatre musician,'folk/world' session singer, musical director
Alto/tenor voice, shawms, oboe, recorders, bagpipes (and basic frame drum)
N.B. I DO NOT SING SOPRANO!
Belinda Sykes is a London-based oboist who can also sing in various ethnic styles including Bulgarian singing and Arabic singing. Belinda studied oboe, baroque oboe and recorder at the Guildhall School of Music; voice and improvisation in Morocco, Bulgaria, Syria, Spain and India. She specialises in theatre music (contemporary scores in addition to Elizabethan and medieval genres), historical and folk/world music.
Belinda's theatre highlights include: Sir Harrison Birtwistle's oboe soloist for Bacchai at the National Theatre, Musical Director/oboist for King Charles III (Almeida and West End), actor alongside Ben Whishaw in Bakkhai at the Almeida, singing while flying in As You Like It at the National Theatre.
Belinda has sung solo at Carnegie Hall and The Royal Albert Hall. She has been a soloist on scores by: Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Karl Jenkins, George Fenton, Trevor Jones, Howard Shore, Dominic Muldowney, Richard Harvey, Harry Gregson-Williams, Christian Henson, James Horner, Adrian Johnston, Jocelyn Pook, Rob Lane, Graeme Revell, Gabriel Yared, Matthew Ferraro, Richard Wells, Orlando Gough.
Vocal ranges pdf
Instrument ranges pdf