The culmination of our work this year will be two celebration concerts on the weekend of April 13 and 14 – both at Rhosygilwen.

On Saturday April 13 at 7 p.m. five young instrumentalists will compete for the title of Dyfed Young Musician 2024. Each will perform a 15-minute recital to a live audience and a panel of professional adjudicators. All five will have further performing opportunities, and the winner will also have solo recitals at St Davids Cathedral and Aberystwyth Musicfest.

On Sunday April 14 at 6 p.m. composer in residence Lynne Plowman will present our resident quartet of BBC NOW players performing a representative sample of compositions written by young people across the three counties as part of our Young Composer Scheme.

It promises to be an exciting weekend – come along and enjoy!

The winner of the Young Musician 2023 is harpist Cerys Angharad.  She will be performing at St David’s Cathedral on 30 May as part of her prize.  Second prize went to Aldo Breedyk on piano, with Lefi Dafydd taking third prize, also on the piano. The other two finalists were pianist Jonah Barker and trumpeter Dylan Savage.

The Audience on Sunday heard works by 15 of the 70 Young Composers who submitted works for performance by the BBC NOW String Trio in a varied and inspiring concert.

Newport Music Society presents Young Music Makers of Dyfed