Gwyn Owen - Trwmped
Thomas Fountain - Trwmped
Alexei Watkins - French Horn
Merin Rhyd - Trombon
Pete Cowlishaw - Tuba
Nadolig Pwy a Wyr - Ryan Davies (trefniant Gwyn Owen)
O Ddwyfol Nos (efo Lisa Dafydd) - Adolphe Adam (tradd.)
Song for Health - Steven Verhelst
Medli Carolau (Dyfalwch y Carol!)
I Orwedd Mewn Preseb (efo Tesni Jones) - (tradd.)
"Sleepers Wake" 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme' - J.S. Bach (trefniant Gwyn Owen)
Dymunwn Nadolig Llawen (tradd.)
Fe gychwynnodd Gwyn chwarae’r cornet mewn gwersi yn yr ysgol gan Wasaneth Cerdd Ysgolion William Mathias. Bu’n chwarae efo Bandiau Pres Porthaethwy a Biwmares, Grwpiau Cerdd Gwynedd a Mon a Cherddorfa Gogledd Cymru, ac wrth gwrs - Band Jas Ysgol Tryfan. Aeth wedyn I fod yn aelod ac yn brif gornedydd y Band Pres Cenedlaethol ac yna yn brif drwmpedwr y Gerddorfa Ieuenctid Cenedlaethol. Bu hefyd yn aelod o Fand Pres Ieuenctid Ewrop, Cerddorfa Ieuenctid Gustav Mahler a Cherddorfa Ieuenctid Ewrop. Bu’n gystadleuwr brwd mewn Eisteddfodau Urdd a’r Genedlaethol - gan ennill gwobr y Rhuban Las Offerynnol yn 2016. Ar ôl astudio yn yr Academi Gerddoriaeth Frenhinol yn Llundain, mae Gwyn bellach yn gweithio fel cerddor llawrydd efo nifer o gerddorfeydd Prydain, ac yn ddiweddar mae Gwyn wedi bod ar gyfnodau treial am swyddi Prif Drwmpedwr efo Cherddorfa Ulster yn Iwerddon, a’r Scottish Opera yn Glasgow. Yn ogystal a bod yn aelod brwd o Fand Pres Llareggub, mae Gwyn with ei fodd yn ei waith dysgu, ac yn mwynhau trefnu cerddoriaeth a chyfansoddi pan fo’r angen ar gyfer ar gyfer grwpiau gwahanol!
Thomas Fountain from Northamptonshire grew up playing the cornet becoming Principal Cornet of both the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain and European Youth Brass Band. Thomas went on to study the trumpet at the Royal Academy of Music where he gained his Bachelor of Music degree and is currently completing his Masters at the Royal College of Music. Thomas enjoys playing in various groups and styles and has appeared with ensembles such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, renowned brass group ‘Superbrass’ and ‘The Who’.
Born in 1995, London-based French Horn player Alexei Watkins graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with a Master of Arts Degree (DisGncGon) in September 2018 having been awarded the Dennis Brain Prize.
As a soloist, Alexei has performed recitals extensively across the UK at venues including St John’s Smith Square, the Buxton InternaGonal FesGval, Blackheath Halls, Hampton Court Palace, Southwark Cathedral, the Foundling Museum and Charlton House, Greenwich. Recently he has performed the BriYen Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings both in the UK and abroad as well as Mozart’s 3rd and 4th Horn Concertos. In 2019 Alexei won the University of London Symphony Orchestra Concerto CompeGGon.
He is a keen orchestral player and has guested as Principal Horn with Glyndebourne Touring Orchestra, English NaGonal Opera and RTÉ NaGonal Symphony Orchestra. He has also played with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Hallé, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, the BBC Scobsh Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, London SinfonieYa, BriYen Sinfonia and was Principal Horn of the BriYen Pears Orchestra (2015-2017).
Merin Rhyd is a trombonist currently studying for his Masters at the Royal Academy of Music under Dudley Bright, Peter Moore and Matthew Gee. Whilst studying he is also a London based freelancer and has worked with The London Brass Ensemble and the BBC Concert Orchestra. During the last two years he has been on pathway schemes with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the English National Opera. He has recently become a London Philharmonic
Merin appears regularly with the Bone-afide Trombone Quartet who won the 2020 International Trombone Association Quartet Competition.
Pete Cowlishaw is a Tuba player originally from Wrexham who is currently in his final year of his Postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music. Before moving to Manchester, Peter completed his undergraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music studying under Patrick Harrild. He has represented Wales in the European Youth Brass Band and has been a finalist in the National Eisteddfod Blue Riband Award. He also enjoys chamber music, winning competitions with A5 Brass and IBEX Brass. Pete is also a member of Band Pres Llareggub. Highlights with the band have included a trip to New Orleans in 2019 and winning a Welsh BAFTA earlier this year.