Welsh harpist Gwenllian Llyr is quickly gaining international recognition for her energetic and charismatic performances. Last summer 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. Over the past year Gwenllian has been taking 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. Gwenllian recently 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. She has recently moved to London where she is working at the Royal Academy of Music and pursuing a performing career.
Mae’r delynores Gymreig Gwenllian Llyr yn enill 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. Ynghyd â’i hamserlen prysur o berfformio, mae Gwenllian yn astudio am ei gradd Meistr Cerddoriaeth yn y byd-enwog Ysgol Juilliard yn Efrog Newydd, o dan arweiniad Nancy Allen.