Previous Concerts: 2020

16 December 2020

9 December 2020

27 October 2020
This week Iwan Llewelyn-Jones is in conversation with our percussion tutor Dr Dewi Ellis-Jones. Dewi was awarded a PhD in Performance and Composition from Bangor University, having studied with Simone Rebello, Dr Pwyll ap Sion and with world renowned percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie. As well as having a successful career as a performer and tutor Dewi also runs ‘Taro’ company ( and builds custom made drums and sticks which are sold to musicians from all over the UK and Europe. There will be an opportunity during the interview to hear Dewi performing on one of his own drums.

6 October 2020
This week harpist Elen Hydref will perform from her home in Cardiff. Elen is one of our wonderful alumni students who now works as a professional harpist. Elen has performed with many orchestras including the Royal Opera House Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra and the Norwegian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. As well as solo works by John Parry, John Thomas and Renié,

Elen will perform duets with her husband, saxophonist Joe Wright. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Elen and Joe on the birth of baby Ffion and also send our deepest condolences to their family following the passing of Arthur, Elen’s father earlier this year. Arthur was a regular visitor to CGWM for many years and there is a beautiful musical tribute to him by Elen to end this concert.

29 September 2020

22 September 2020
This week’s concert features harpist Elfair Grug Dyer. Elfair is one of our alumni and now works as a professional harpist. Programme will include music by Hasselmans, John Thomas and Parish Alvars.

15 September 2020