Welsh harpist Gwenllian Llŷr is quickly gaining international recognition for her charismatic and engaging performances. In 2013, Gwenllian was a prize-winner at the USA International Harp Competition in Bloomington where she was highly praised for her musicianship. She has also won many prizes more locally, including the Len Lickorish Memorial Prize for a String Player of Promise at the Royal Over-Seas League AMC 2018, as well as becoming an Artist with City Music Foundation in 2017.
Gwenllian’s career has already taken her across the globe, with performances in prestigious venues such as St. David’s Hall, Buckingham Palace, Carnegie Hall and the Royal Albert Hall, and alongside renowned artists such as jazz legend Al Jarreau, pianist Imogen Cooper, and international opera singer Bryn Terfel. She graduated with First Class Honours from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and has a Master of Music from The Juilliard School, where she was also awarded the William Schuman prize for outstanding achievement and leadership in music. She was later the first to complete an Advanced Diploma in Harp at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Gwenllian recently released her debut solo album, ‘Dusk to Dawn’, and toured the UK with performances and workshops. She is enjoying a busy and varied freelance career, including performing for the charity Live Music Now and teaching in King’s College of Music and the Latymer Music Centre in North London.
Rufus Adams graduated with Honours in History from the University of Wales, Swansea and studied for his Diploma in Education in Bangor. He spent the whole of his career in adult education. He was the history tutor at Coleg Harlech, WEA Tutor-Organiser for (old) Flintshire and from 1980 – 96, Director, WEA North Wales.
He has lectured – and published – extensively on Lloyd George throughout Wales, England and at the North American Welsh Festival in Vancouver.
He is very interested in music and opera and has served on Welsh National Opera’s management committee and is an active member of the Rhyl Music Club.
Take the A55 towards Conwy
Leave A55 at Junction 27A (A525 Denbigh)
Continue on Chester Street into St Asaph
The Cathedral is visible from the mini roundabout at the top if Chester Street.
Pay and display car park: take FIRST exit from the mini roundabout and then first RIGHT.
From Rhyl: Take the A525 Vale Road out of Rhy and follow the signs for St Asaph (Llanelwy)
From Conwy: Take the A55 towards Chester and exit at Junction 27
Continue on the A525 (The Roe) into St Asaph
Turn LEFT at the next roundabout going over the bridge and onto the High Street
The Cathedral can be seen on the RIGHT at the top of the High Street
Take the THIRD exit from the mini roundabout and then the first RIGHT for the pay and display car park.