Young Musician 2020

Congratulations to harpist Gwenllïan Hunting-Morris from Gwbert near Cardigan on becoming Dyfed Young Musician. Gwenllïan has just completed the first year of a music degree at Kings London. Through the university she has harp lessons at the Royal Academy. In what was a very different final, the five selected participants submitted a video recording of their recital, which in turn was shared with the adjudication panel of Andrew Wilson-Dickson and Kevin Price from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and former Dyfed Young Musician and London based professional violinist Jamie Hutchinson. The panel reached their decision over Zoom.

Runner up was violinist Cerys Bowen (Ysgol Bro Dinefwr), with cellist Heledd Jones (Ysgol Bro Teifi) in third. The other two finalists were harpist Awen Davies (Ysgol y Preseli) and violinist Soffia Nicholas (Ysgol Gyfun Penweddig). All five were highly commended by the adjudicators, not least for their commitment to music making in such challenging times.