Special opportunities for three  CGWM students

Special opportunities for three CGWM students

Three of students who study at Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias (Music Centre) have recently received excellent opportunities to perform.

Tomi Llywelyn, 12 years old, receives singing lessons with Trystan Lewis at CGWM. At the moment, Tomi is busy in Cardiff practicing with the Wales National Opera. Tomi will be appearing as Fleance, Banquo’s son and Apparitionduring the WNO’s production of Macbeth.

The opera will open on September the 10th in the Millenium Centre Cardiff, before touring England, and finishing in Venue Cymru Llandudno on November 23.

Ynyr Pritchard, 14 years old, who has viola lessons at CGWM with Margaret Scourse, will receive the opportunity to play as part of the BBC Proms Youth Ensemble, an ensemble for talented musicians between 14 and 21 years old.

Ynyr was successful with his audition to be a part of this ensemble, which will play a new work by Tom Harrold, Raze side by side with members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo on the Last Night of the Proms.

Ynyr is also the principal viola in the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain.

Congratulations also to Ynyr on receiving an incredible 145 marks out of 150 in his recent Grade 8 viola exam.

Hero Douglas, 17 years old, from Capel Curig took part in a opera course in Italy in July which was broadcast on Italian television. Hero who receives singing tuition with Marian Bryfdir at CGWM also receives piano, harp and composition tuition at the Music Centre.

An article in the Daily Post explains how this lead to an invitation for Hero to audition for a production by Ruby in the Dust Theatre Company. Hero was successful with the audition, and will be performing as one of the lead characters in The Last Tycoon by Cecilia Brady later in the month.


Gwydion Davies
Gwydion Davies started working for Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias in 2014, and he now works in the centres located in Caernarfon, Denbigh and Ruthin. Gwydion studied his B.Mus and Masters degree in Music at Bangor University, where he worked closely with CGWM Caernarfon, basing his dissertation on the importance of music during childhood, and writing about the &lsquo...

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