Mared Emlyn


Originally from Llangernyw, Mared now lives in Eglwys Bach, in the Conwy Valley. In 2009 she graduated with BMus First Class Honours at Bangor University, Wales and was awarded a KESS scholarship funded by the European Union in association with Gwynn Publishing Company, to further her studies.

She completed her doctorate in performance on the harp and composition in 2014, where she studied composition with Prof Pwyll ap Siôn and harp with Elinor Bennett, with additional lessons from Ursula Holliger in Basel, and Judy Loman in Toronto.

Mared performs in concerts as a soloist, in ensembles and orchestras. She was awarded first prize as a pianist in the under twenty five competition at the Urdd Youth Festival, and as a result she had the opportunity to perform in the Bryn Terfel Scholarship competition. She won the Urdd’s Chief Composition medal in 2011 for her work Perlau yn y Glaw for solo harp.

She has received a number of composition commissions recently, including a work for violin and piano for the Bangor New Music Festival, and a work for solo harp and percussion for the Wales International Harp Festival.