New Music Director calls for talented soloists

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod has announced its 9th music director, Dr Edward-Rhys Harry to join the festival, which is set to take place from 1st – 7th July 2019.

Edward is internationally renowned for his ability to inspire through the power of music and creative arts, and is now looking to encourage the next generation of solo artists at the 2019 Llangollen Eisteddfod.

As a graduate from the University of Aberdeen with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Choral Composition, Edward possesses an impressive CV reaching No.3 in the classical charts in 2016 and coaching the ‘Olympic Hymn’ for the 2012 London Olympics.

Now, Edward is aiming to inspire soloists to join in the fun of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, before the forthcoming deadline of 1st March. Successful entrants can compete for a range of prestigious prizes including the golden opportunity to perform at Australia’s Gold Coast Eisteddfod, which showcases 66,000 competitors over a seven-week period.

Music director of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Dr Edward-Rhys Harry, said “I am fortunate that my career has taken me around the globe, which gives me an affinity towards the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, coming back to my Welsh roots in Llangollen which welcomes the world every year”.

Chairman of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Dr Rhys Davies, complimented, “As a team we are ecstatic to have someone of Edward’s stature joining us, we’re excited to discover the direction he will take us in.

“We hope to utilise Edward’s extensive international experience to further the International Eisteddfod’s reputation and standing on a global stage. We echo Edward’s call for more solo acts and pride ourselves on welcoming those who will relish the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities.”

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