Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro… just round the corner

Ensemble Cymru will join Mid Wales Opera in the spring in a new production of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro.  Using Amanda Holden’s English translation which tells the story of the Figaro and his prospective wife Susanna’s troubles in striving to deceive their masters, the audience are sure to be in stitches!  The production has been… Continue reading Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro… just round the corner

Celebration of Melodies

With the Austrian National Day taking place last Saturday, (October 26), Ensemble Cymru is delighted to announce that a Welsh tribute to Austrian composer Franz Schubert will be heard at some of Wales’ main concert halls during November. Wales’s finest chamber music group, Ensemble Cymru will be performing works by one of the world’s greatest… Continue reading Celebration of Melodies

Ensemble Cymru embark on most ambitious chamber music tour to date this May

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.

The ‘Introducing’ sessions: Meet Katka…

Get to know the musicians behind the instruments with our ‘Introducing’ sessions. First up is a new addition to the Ensemble Cymru family, violinist Katka Marešová. Born and raised in the Czech Republic, Katka arrived in the UK last September to spend a year studying at Bangor University. And it seems that the rugged, mountainous… Continue reading The ‘Introducing’ sessions: Meet Katka…

Double success for Ensemble Cymru talent

It’s been a remarkable week for two of Ensemble Cymru’s young stars, Collette Astley-Jones and Llinos Elin Owen, as they celebrate clinching exciting new jobs! Llinos’s Story Ensemble Cymru, Resident Ensemble at Bangor University and Venue Cymru, gave Llinos her first job as a professional bassoonist more than ten years ago. During this time, Llinos… Continue reading Double success for Ensemble Cymru talent

Local singing star helps Ensemble find its voice

Music lovers in Bangor will be in for a special treat as Pontio prepares to host a one-off concert on 3 April featuring musicians from Ensemble Cymru and guest stars from the BBC National Chorus of Wales – including the Anglesey-born soprano, Llio Evans. As part of Pontio’s Music At Bangor series, Bangor University and… Continue reading Local singing star helps Ensemble find its voice