Welsh harpist Gwenllian Llyr is quickly gaining international recognition for her energetic and charismatic performances. In 2013, she was awarded 7th place at the USA International Harp Competition, and in 2010 she claimed the First Prize at the UK Camac Harp Competition. Gwenllian took part in the celebration of actor Richard Burton’s life, performing at the publication of his diaries in New York and at the unveiling of his Star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. She has also been privileged to perform with renowned artists such as jazz legend Al Jarreau, actor Mathew Rhys, and international opera singer Bryn Terfel with whom she performed for HRH The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace. In 2013, Gwenllian graduated with a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School where she was awarded the William Schuman prize for outstanding achievement and leadership in music. Having settled in Kent, she is now enjoying a busy freelance career that takes her across the UK, performing for the Live Music Now charity and teaching in King's College of Music and the Latymer Music Centre in North London. In addition, Gwenllian is currently completing her Advanced Diploma at the Royal Academy of Music, thanks to fantastic scholarships and grants from the Royal Academy of Music, The Arts Council of Wales and the John Fussell Award.
Mae’r delynores Gymreig Gwenllian Llyr yn ennill clod rhygnwladol am ei pherfformio dawnus a charismataidd. Ynghyd â nifer o wobrau eisteddfodol, mae Gwenllian wedi ennill gwobrau cenedlaethol a rhyngwladol megis Ysgoloriaeth Nansi Richards, y Wobr Gyntaf yng Nghystadleuaeth Telyn Camac Prydain Fawr yn 2010, a’r 7fed Wobr yng Nghystadleuaeth Delyn Rhyngwladol yr UDA. Yn ystod ei hastudiaethau yn Ngholeg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru gyda Caryl Thomas, perfformiodd Gwenllian y Danses gan Debussy a’r Concerto i’r Delyn gan Ginastera gyda cherddorfa’r coleg. Wedi astudio’n breifat am flwyddyn gyda Isabelle Perrin, aeth Gwenllian ymlaen i astudio gradd Meistr Cerddoriaeth yn y byd-enwog Ysgol Juilliard yn Efrog Newydd, lle gwborwywyd hi Gwobr William Schuman am ei chyflawniadau a’i harweinyddiaeth yn y byd cerddorol. Yn ystod ei hastudiaethau, bu hi’n perfformio yn Efrog Newydd a Los Angeles ar gyfer y dathliadau yn anrhydeddu Richard Burton, gan gynnwys dadorchuddio ei seren ar y Walk of Fame. Bu hi hefyd yn perfformio datganiadau unawdol ar draws y byd, gan gynnwys ym Mharis, Washington DC, Llundain a Chaerdydd. Yn ddiweddar, cafodd Gwenllian y cyfle i ddychwelyd i Efrog Newydd fel perfformiwr gwadd gyda Côrdydd yn eu datganiad yn Zankel Hall yn Carnegie Hall. Mae hi nawr yn byw yn Kent, lle mae hi’n perfformio gyda Duo Romanze (ffliwt a thelyn), fel unawdydd ar gyfer yr elusen Live Music Now ac yn astudio yn y Royal Academy of Music.
May 19th, 2016 - Broadening Horizons in DJRH at the Royal Academy of Music. This is my lunchtime recital as part of my Advanced Diploma and I'm really looking forward to performing this programme of diverse music. 1.05pm, no tickets required
June 2nd, 2016 - The RAM harp department will perform at Holywell in London, and I look forward to performing one of my favourite piece, Flying with the Birds Dream by Sue Rothstein. Call 02079288451 to reserve your place in the showcase.
June 23rd, 2016 - I'm really looking forward to returning to RWCMD to perform a private recital for the current students.
July 22nd, 2016 - After a fantastic performance of Conte Fantastique with the Behn Quartet at Charlton House last March, I'm really looking forward to returning here for a solo recital. 1pm
July 25th, 2016 - As part of my time as Junior Fellow for the MusicFest Aberystwyth, I'll be performing in a lunchtime recital alongside Chloe Bradshaw (flute) and Lowri Thomas (viola). The recital will take place at Old College, Kings Street. 1:30pm, £12/£10
July 30th, 2016 - This will be an exciting evening of music from many different artists, all of whom were awarded a scholarship from the Arts Council of Wales for further study. I'm looking forward to performing as a soloist, as well as duos with Glain Dafydd (harp) and Ellen Williams (soprano) at the Fishguard Festival. The concert will take place at St. Peter's Church, Goodwick. 7:30pm, £12
August 13th, 2016 - Edinburgh is one of my favourite cities in the UK and I'm really looking forward to performing there for the first time! As well as private performances for Live Music Now, I'll be performing a concert with a focus on Welsh music. More details to follow.
August 18th, 2016 - I'm excited to perform in the Leatherhead Methodist Church for the first time. This solo recital will include a variety of music, with some beautiful transcriptions mixed in with well-known harp repertoire. 12:30pm, no tickets required
September 24th, 2016 - Ellen Williams and I will be performing a joint recital for Cowbridge Music Festival at Holy Cross Church. We'll have a mixed programme with solos from both of us as well as some duos, so it should be a very fun concert! 7:30pm