Glian Llwyd graduated with B.Mus (Hons) at University of Bangor in 2005, and was awarded an M.Mus in piano performance at Trinity College of Music, London in 2008. Competing has been a major part of her life since a very young child. Amongst Glian’s achievements she had first prize in the instrumental solo at the Urdd National Festival of Wales on two occasions and subsequently became a finalist for the Bryn Terfel Scholarship (2003 and 2005).
She also won the Grace Williams Memorial Prize for Composition at the Urdd National Festival of Wales in 2006. One of Glian Llwyd’s main achievements in 2007 was being the winner of the Blue Ribbon competition with the piano at the National Eisteddfod of Wales which included a scholarship of £3000.
Whilst studying for her Masters degree Glian was a finalist both in the Harold Clarke woodwind duo competition, and the Elizabeth Schumann Duo competition for Lieder.
Since graduating, Glian Llwyd has pursued a freelance career as a pianist and accompanist which she has played regularly at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, Llangollen International Eisteddfod, and as a staff accompanist at Bangor University. In 2012 she was part of the adjudicating panel for the instrumental competitions at the National Eisteddfod.
Glian Llwyd is a piano tutor at Bangor University, and is also a piano and harp tutor at the William Mathias Music Centre, and the Denbighshire Music Co-operative.