The upcoming 2017-18 season will be a special one for Ensemble Cymru as we’ll be celebrating our 15 year anniversary. The new season brochure will be launched at the end of the summer, so if you’re not already on our mailing list and would like to receive one, please sign-up below. Continue reading New Season Launch – be the first to hear!
Thank you to everyone who supported our Big Give Christmas Campaign 2016. This is how your generosity has helped Ensemble Cymru’s work so far. Continue reading Big Give Update
What a season 2016-17 has been! Thanks to you, our wonderful audiences, friends and partners for supporting us and helping to keep chamber music alive across Wales. We hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as we have.
Here’s a look back at some of the highlights from the last few months… Continue reading 2016-17 Season – The Best Bits!
To launch the start of a very special anniversary year for Ensemble Cymru, the chamber music champions celebrated with an event at the historic Pierhead building in Cardiff Bay last week.
See the highlights from our Cardiff celebration, including image gallery and video.
We speak to Ensemble Cymru’s Principal Harpist, and current Royal Harpist, Anne Denholm in the run-up to the May Tour to find out how working with Ensemble Cymru helps promote something very important to her. Continue reading Harpist, Anne Denholm talks new music and Ensemble Cymru ahead of the May Tour
Ensemble Cymru will bring their sublime 2016-17 Concert Series to a joyful conclusion with their Wales-wide tour this May. Showcasing the finest chamber music from Wales and across the world, including music by Welsh composer Hilary Tann and the famous Mozart Flute Quartet, this tour is a must-see for music lovers!
Chamber music group, Ensemble Cymru together with Ceredigion Music Service have launched a new ‘Chamber Academy’ at Aberystwyth Arts Centre where aspiring local musicians will have the opportunity to take part in masterclasses by some of the country’s leading classical music performers.
Blog by Peryn Clement-Evans, Ensemble Cymru’s Artistic Director.
“After two years of talking about how Ensemble Cymru might be able to work with Chinese musicians and composers, I’m delighted to say we’re now finally taking our first concrete step towards realising it…
With thanks to Emma Lancastle for the following blog.
During their February Tour, Ensemble Cymru, are examining a varied programme of chamber music for Clarinet, Violin and Piano. Some of the greatest classical music has been created in times of grief and hardship, and the programme presented by the Bangor-based company explores the works of some famous names, and some lesser-known composers, towards the end of their lives. Continue reading The Men Behind the Music – Emma’s blog
As part of our International Cultural Exchange Ensemble Cymru has been invited to perform on the final day of the 11th Welsh Alpine Championships in Champéry in the Canton of Valais (Wallis) in Switzerland.
Photo caption: (L to R) Sara Lian Owen, Peryn Clement-Evans, Anne Denholm (photo credit Timothy Ellis)
The programme will be a broad range of music from Wales including music of Grace Williams in the 40th year since her death.
Valais has a shared Celtic history with Wales and apparently the names Valais (Wallis) and Wales come from the same word.
Anne Denholm –Harp (our new principal harpist and official harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales)
Sara Lian Owen – Soprano (originally from Bangor in North Wales)
Peryn Clement-Evans – Clarinet
Ahead of the trip to Switzerland, Ensemble Cymru’s Artistic Director and principal clarienttist, Peryn Clement-Evans said:
“We’re excited to be invited to perform at the Welsh Alpine Championships and to be making new friends in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. We were approached some time ago by Ray Pritchard, a Welshman living in Switzerland and we’re hugely grateful to him and the community of Champéry for making our visit possible.”