Ensemble Cymru has been chosen from thousands of other charities to take part in the UK’s largest online match funding campaign. Through the Big Give, donations made to Ensemble Cymru during a 7-day window are doubled. The chamber music charity has successfully raised thousands of pounds through previous Big Give campaigns, but this year, it has its sights set on its most ambitious target to date.
Ensemble Cymru and North Wales International Music Festival have joined forces to celebrate Wales’s first National Chamber Music Day on Friday 28th September 2018. This free event will showcase the wealth of chamber music on offer in the region, with live performances from Ensemble Cymru, Welsh National Opera, Rhyl Music Club, Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias and NEW Sinfonia.
Meet the composers who are being featured in the ‘Composers Spotlight’ prelude concerts during Ensemble Cymru’s May tour. Scroll down for video interviews with composers Gareth Churchill, Rhian Samuel and Guto Pryderi Puw. Continue reading Meet the composers featured in the ‘Composers Spotlight’ series
Anglesey composer, Gareth Glyn, has written a new piece chamber music especially for Ensemble Cymru. The new composition, ‘To the Four Winds’ will be performed for the first time during Ensemble Cymru’s May tour, see full list of our dates here.
Here’s Gareth Glyn talking to Ensemble Cymru’s Artistic Director, Peryn Clement-Evans, about the new music. Continue reading Gareth Glyn talks new music ahead of Ensemble Cymru tour
To close their Anniversary Season, Wales’s leading chamber music ensemble, Ensemble Cymru, is embarking on its most ambitious concert tour to date featuring nine top flight musicians and music from Handel to Debussy, as well as a brand new commission by Welsh composer, Gareth Glyn.
Ensemble Cymru and Composers of Wales have joined forces to shine a spotlight on the work of three Welsh composers this spring. Three composers have been chosen to have their music showcased in special pre-concert events during Ensemble Cymru’s national tour this May. Continue reading Shining a light on living composers in Wales
As we get ready to join the superb Mid Wales Opera in their touring production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin this Spring, MWO’s Music Director Jonathan Lyness shares his thoughts on Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin as a piece, and his experiences of the work as a conductor. Jon introduces Tchaikovsky’s “beguiling, sensuous, beautiful and hypnotic” opera in his own words below. Continue reading Introducing Tchaikovsky’s ‘Eugene Onegin’…
As part of a special programme for Radio Cymru, comedian and presenter, Tudur Owen, will face one of the biggest challenges of his career when he joins six professional Ensemble Cymru musicians for a one-off live performance at Pontio Bangor, on 12 November.
Wales’ leading chamber music ensemble, Ensemble Cymru, will mark its 15 year anniversary with an 11 date national tour across Wales this November with specially extended concerts which celebrate hidden gems from the chamber music repertoire. Continue reading Ensemble Cymru marks 15 year anniversary with 11 date national tour