National Youth Orchestra of Wales

“Thanks to the coaching of dedicated Music Service staff, my sister Mererid and I are members of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales.

On our latest orchestra course, we prepared and performed Mahler’s 5fth Symphony, as well as Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms in collaboration with the National Youth Choir of Wales, all under the experienced baton of maestro Carlo Rizzi. It was amazing to be able to work with such an inspiring, talented conductor; truly bringing the music to life. We have also been given the opportunity to perform the world premiere of Brian Hughes’ ‘Sorrows of the Somme’ as part of the World War 1 commemorations.

It is a great privilege to be part of the NYOW; one that I would not have without the dedicated Music Service in Ceredigion and the numerous opportunities it has given me. What I have learnt and the experiences I have gained will stay with me for years to come.”


Who's Who

Manager: Mr Geraint Evans

Strings: Mrs Jacky Hassan | Ms Cathryn Murray | Ms Holly Cook

Piano: Mrs Rachel Gregory

Harp: Ms Kay Davies

Woodwind:  Miss Ali Greeley | Mrs Victoria Harwood

Brass: Mr Aidan Hassan | Mr Harvey Hassan

Percussion/Rock: Mr Mark Wenden

Vocal: Ms Elinor Powell | Ms Menna Rhys (was  Griffiths )

Contact Details

Ceredigion Music Service
Canolfan Rheidol
Rhodfa Padarn
Llanbadarn Fawr
SY23 3UE

(01970) 633 614