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Also available as a Blu-ray 192 Pure Stereo Audio Disc Cat No. CR4114-6 or HD Download: CR4114-8



Further recordings with Ieuan Jones:

CR4939-2 Liszt of the Harp

CR6032-2 CD & -6 BD -8 DL Schubert by Ieuan Jones

HUW RHYS-EVANS’ early musical career manifested itself with his lively participation in the choral tradition for which Wales is so highly renowned. In 1980 he won the Blue Riband as Singer of the Year, as well as the Tenor Solo Award on three consecutive occasions at the Royal National Eisteddfod. With the aid of scholarships from the Welsh Arts Council, and the Countess of Munster Trust he entered the Royal Academy of Music and studied with Kenneth Bowen, winning several major prizes. He was the only singer to be awarded the Recital Diploma in 1986. He concluded .his studies at the National Opera Studio in 1990 and went on to win the Great Grimsby International Competition for Singers.   Huw’s concert engagements include performances of Elijah, The Seasons, Monteverdi’s Vespers. Evangelist in both the Bach Passions and the role of Vargans in Vivaldi’s Juaitha Triumphans. Huw’s operatic roles include Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte), Tamino, Ernesto {Don Pasquale) and Pedrillo with Glyndebourne Festival Opera, The Opera Company, English Bach Festival. Madrid Comic Opera, Welsh National Opera, the North Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Theatre de la Monnaie in Brussels.  

IEUAN JONES was brought up and educated in mid Wales. He began playing the harp when he was seven and by the age of nine was already playing regularly in concerts with his teacher Frances Mon Jones. At seventeen, he gained his ARCM Diploma and was awarded a scholarship to study under Marisa Robles at the Royal College of Music. At college he won all the major prizes as well as the Tagore Gold Medal ana the prize for the most. distinguished student. He also studied privately with Nicanor Zabaleta in Spain.   Since leaving college he has travelled all over Europe and played to great critical acclaim. His debut tour to the USA in 1987 has led to many return visits; he was a soloist at the 1986 Rodrigo Festival in London and has toured with the Bournemouth Sinfonietta under Roger Norrington, playing the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto, a work he has also recorded with the New Belgian Chamber Orchestra. He premiered Alun Hoddinott’s Tarantella with the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra on live television.  He has appeared several times with the London Festival Orchestra on their highly successful Cathedral Classics Tours. In 1992, he appeared as the guest artist with Enrique Batiz and the Mexican State Orchestra and later in the same year was the soloist at the Rodrigo Celebration Concert for EXPO in Seville.  Ieuan’s distinctive and virtuosic performances have led to regular coverage on both radio and television, including appearances on Wogan, Pebble Mill, Gloria Hunniford and Derek Jameson. He also holds a unique appointment at the House of Commons, Westminster, where he has the opportunity to express his very wide-ranging taste in music.

 

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