British born Lydia Kakabadse composes choral, chamber and vocal music. Of Russian/Georgian and Greek/Austrian parentage, she grew up in Altrincham, Cheshire and started composing at the age of thirteen. Her unique distinctive style incorporates tonal and modal harmonies with Middle Eastern traits and rich melody. An avid Latin enthusiast and inspired by medieval music, Lydia has written original texts in Latin for her vocal works. She also draws inspiration from Greek and Russian Orthodox liturgical traditions as well as from poets of the Romantic era.
Her works, which have been released on CD under the Naxos and Divine Art labels, have been widely performed, commissioned and broadcast. They have also been included in numerous music festivals both in the UK and abroad (including the Three Choirs Festival Eucharist).
I Remember and another recent choral commission, Odyssey, feature in Lydia’s latest choral/vocal album, Ithaka, released by Divine Art. www.lydiakakabadse.com