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World’s biggest Beethoven bust is a massive hit

World’s biggest Beethoven bust is a massive hit

A giant bust of Beethoven is wowing visitors to an arts centre – and heading for the record books. The huge pȃpier-maché and timber sculpture at Galeri in Caernarfon is believed to be the world’s biggest version of the stellar composer’s head. The massive model, 5ft...

Piano virtuoso Llyr Williams headlines at festival

Piano virtuoso Llyr Williams headlines at festival

World renowned pianist Llyr Williams will headline a virtual concert at a top festival. The Wrexham-born maestro will perform works by Beethoven, Chopin and Schubert on a stunning new Steinway piano for the Wales International Piano Festival. It will be the first time...

Charli Britton

Charli Britton

It was with great sadness that we heard of the passing of Charli Britton. Charli made a huge contribution to Welsh pop music as a drummer with rock band Edward H Dafis and several other bands. We are extremely grateful to him for sharing his passion and expertise with...

Annual Report April 2019 – March 2020

Annual Report April 2019 – March 2020

2019-2020 has been another busy year for CGWM and it was wonderful to celebrate twenty years since the Centre opened its doors by inviting some of our past and present pupils to mark the occasion at a special concert in Galeri. Download the Report

Success of our Virtual Piano Day

Success of our Virtual Piano Day

After our highly successful Piano day last year we were determined not to let the current situation with Covid-19 defeat us, so we moved this year’s Piano Day on-line. The response was very encouraging with 65 performances given by pianists of all standard and ages,...

Osian Ellis (1928-2021)

Osian Ellis (1928-2021)

It is with sadness and regret that we wish to record the death of harpist and scholar, Osian Gwynn Ellis at the age of 92. He was a great friend and supporter of the work of the William Mathias Music Centre and the Wales International Harp Festival & he will be...

Covid-19: October 2020 Update

Covid-19: October 2020 Update

After over 6 months of not delivering face-to-face activities we are delighted to announce that one-to-one lessons have resumed face to face at our Centres in Galeri Caernarfon, Denbigh and Ruthin for tutors and students who wish to return to face to face lessons.  We...

New Lockdown Video: Discover the Song

New Lockdown Video: Discover the Song

https://youtu.be/nEa1Novc0Po A musical group that’s providing a lockdown lifeline for people in Gwynedd with and without learning disabilities has launched a new video with the help of some star names. Performing with the members, tutors and volunteers involved in the...

Online Lessons and Activities

Online Lessons and Activities

The doors to our Centres in Caernarfon, Denbigh and Ruthin are closed at present but with the cooperation of our fantastic team of tutors, the music continues. Here’s a taste of our online provision with more projects to come during the next few weeks….....