Llywelyn Ifan Jones

"This is no demure tinkling. Expect to be drawn to the very edge of your seat by the commitment, warmth and fluency of his playing."

Llywelyn completed his postgraduate studies in 2015 at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg where he was mentored by Stephen Fitzpatrick. He was also First Prize winner of the ‘Savarez-Corelli Kammermusik Competition’. His Master’s studies were generously funded by the James Pantyfedwen Trust.

 

Prior to his time in Salzburg, he studied the harp with Caryl Thomas at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where he was the recipient of numerous awards including the Mansel Thomas Award, the Royal Welsh Fusiliers Award, and on two occasions, the Daniel Emlyn Davies Award. In 2013 he won the prestigious Lyon and Healy Award and the first prize at both the Llangollen International Eisteddfod and the Pencerdd Gwalia Competition.

 

In 2017 Llywelyn performed the concerto In These Stones Horizons Sing alongside Gary Griffiths with world renowned composer Karl Jenkins hosted by the Milford Haven Music Festival. Apart from recent work with the Royal Opera House, he performs regularly with British Sinfonietta, British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and Southern Sinfonia. He has also performed a U.K. tour with the Russell Watson Orchestra. In 2016 he performed Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia in Salzburg during Mozart Week shortly after working with Vasily Petrenko in Norway.

 

He has performed for a variety of audiences and events including various Music clubs across the U.K. He performed for the Diamond Jubilee celebration of HRH Queen Elizabeth II and celebratory Wales Rugby Union events on numerous accounts. Other sporting events include hospitality engagements with the Football Association of Wales and the London 2012 Wales Olympic launch.

 

​In April 2014 Llywelyn was chosen for the late Yehudi Menuhin’s Live Music Now scheme both as a soloist and in a duo with the soprano Jessica Robinson with whom he performed as part of the outreach programme at the Fishguard International Music Festival. The scheme has taken him to perform in many venues across Wales, Austria and Germany.

 

Llywelyn commands the stage, the audience and his instrument, embracing it with powerful arms and hands, and hurling the sound into the ether with a power and confidence that is not often associated with the harp, or its typical repertoire.

This is no demure tinkling. Expect to be drawn to the very edge of your seat by the commitment, warmth and fluency of his playing.

Though he is still so youthful, Llywelyn’s unfaltering and courageous music-making will grab you by the ears, and will not let you go until the last note dies away.”

John Hardy 2018

These are the recent words of the well-established composer and winner of five BAFTA awards John Hardy, founder of ‘John Hardy Music.’ His comments came after a period of collaboration with Llywelyn on the soundtracks to both Hinterland (BBC) and Hidden (Netflix) where the harp was one of the main features of the soundtrack.

“Llywelyn provided pre-match entertainment in the hospitality function at a National Football Cup Final in Newport. He accepted the invitation at the last minute and assisted us greatly. He was very friendly, prompt with communications and considered the audience to whom he entertained. He is an outstanding harpist and we would recommend him.”

Andrew Howard (Football Association of Wales)

 

Llywelyn has performed for us several times and is a consumate professional. Can’t fault him as a harpist or person come to that! One memorable event was at an event for the Welsh Rugby Team in the Senedd – the National Assembly for Wales building in Cardiff Bay, Wales. His music added such a special ambience to the occasion. He is a brilliant musician and very easy to work with. I hope to work with him again and really would like to hear him play in concert. Until then, best wishes Maestro!

Elin Morgan (Welsh Government Events)

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Llywelyn Ifan Jones: Repertoire List

 

Classical

Beethoven – Minuet in G

Boccherini – Minuet in E

Clarke, J – Trumpet Voluntary

Debussy – Clair de Lune

Delibes- Flower Duet

Fauré – Pavane

Giordano – Caro Mio Ben

Sibelius – Finlandia

Handel, G.F – Alla Hornpipe (from Water Music)

Handel, G.F. – Ombre Mai Fu

Handel, G.F. – The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Handel, G.F – Zadoc the Priest

Mascagni – Intermezzo (from Cavalerria Rusticana)

Mendelssohn – Wedding March

Pachelbel – Canon in D

Puccini – O Mio Babbino Caro

Purcell – Trumpet Tune

John Thomas – Autumn

Webber, A.L – Pie Jesu

 

Traditional

Skye Boat Song (Scotland)

Mary, Young and Fair (Scotland)

Danny Boy (Ireland)

The Fields of Athenry (Ireland)

Scarborough Fair (England)

Greensleeves (England)

O Sole Mio (Italy)

Come Back To Sorrento (Italy)

Tarantella Napoletana (Italy)

Santa Lucia (Italy)

 

Modern Pop

Adele – Make You Feel My Love

Adele – Someone Like You

Adele – Hello

Adele – I found a boy

Alicia Keys – That’s How Strong My Love Is

Ben E. King – Stand By Me

Ben Howard – Only Love

Birdy – Wings

Bruno Mars – Marry You

Bryan Adams – Everything I Do

Bryan Adams- Heaven

Camilla Cabello – Havana

Charlie Puth- See you Again

Christina Perri – Thousand Years

David Gray – This Year’s Love

Des’ree – Kissing You

Dolly Parton- I Will Always Love You

Doris Day- Whatever Will Be

Ed Sheeran – Perfect

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

Ellie Goulding- How Long Will I Love You

Elton John – Your Song

Elvis Presley – Love Me Tender

Freya Ridings – Lost Without You

Greatest Showman – A Million Dreams

Greatest Showman – Never Enough

Greatest Showman – Rewrite the Stars

Greatest Showman – This is Me

Greenday – Time Of Your Life

John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads

John Legend – All Of Me

Lady Gaga – Shallow

Lady Gaga – Always Remember Us

Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah

Lionel Richie – Endless Love

Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World

Lukas Graham – 7 Years

Nina Simone – Feeling Good

Oasis – Half The World Away

Oasis – Wonderwall

Paloma Faith – Make Your Own Kind of Music

Phill Collins – Against All Odds

Shawn Mendes – Stitches

Take That – Greatest Day

The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun

The Beatles – Let It Be

The Beatles – All You Need Is Love

The Carpenters – We’ve Only Just Begun

Train – Hey Soul Sister

Van Morrison – Have I Told You Lately

Wet Wet Wet – Love Is All Around Me

Westlife – You Raise Me Up

 

Shotunes/Film

You’ll Never Walk Alone (Carousel)

The Music of the Night (The Phantom of the Opera)

All I Ask of You (The Phantom of the Opera)

Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (The Phantom of the Opera)

Edelweiss- Sound of Music

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