Dyfed Young Composers is a project we run on annual basis between September – March/April. Each year we appoint an Ensemble in Residence and invite young people under the age of 23yrs to write a piece for the group.

Support is offered by a Resident Composer through presentations with the Ensemble in Residence in September, school visits during October – December and individual tutorials in January – February.

In April the Ensemble in Residence returns to West Wales and the compositions are performed and recorded at a series of  showcases. In addition, a selection of works are performed at a public concert at Neuadd y Dderwen, Rhosygilwen near Cilgerran.

Each year the ensemble changes: we have worked with string and saxophone quartets, brass and wind quintets as well as chamber groups such as Electric Voice Theatre, O Duo (percussion), Pianocircus (piano sextet) and the baroque group Red Priest.

During 2018 – 19, our Resident Composer will be Lynne Plowman and our Ensemble in Residence is The Hermes Experiment