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Melissa Bradshaw

Cowbridge Music Festival celebrates 10th anniversary

4:59, 12th August 2019

Running from 6 – 21 September, Cowbridge Music Festival returns to Glamorgan for its tenth year in 2019.

A celebration of music in the heart of the Welsh countryside from classical to jazz, vocal and world music, the tenth Cowbridge Music Festival comprises more than 30 events across 16 days. This year’s festival is to open with a recital from saxophonist Jess Gillam (pictured), performing works by Ravel, Britten, Nyman, Harle, Dowland and Milhaud.

Other highlights include:

  • Associate artist of Cowbridge Music Festival, Welsh pianist Llŷr Williams, performs works by Schumann, Liszt and Chopin
  • In a celebration of female artists both past and present, Syrian artist Maya Youssef plays the qanun, a 78-stringed Middle Eastern plucked zither, and a concert dedicated to the music of Clara Schumann includes a performance of her Piano Trio, Op. 17
  • Performances from young chamber musicians as part of the Cowbridge Music Festival Chamber Music Week: the festival’s artist development initiative which brings together ten young post-conservatoire students from across the UK for a week of rehearsals and workshops, preparing them for a professional chamber music career
  • The Aronowitz Piano Trio make their first appearance with pianist Tom Poster, violinist Magnus Johnston and cellist Pierre Doumenge
  • Vocal ensemble Tenebrae make their Cowbridge Music Festival debut with a new consort programme, Sun, Moon, Sea and Stars

Artistic director Mary Elliott-Rose comments: ‘Here at Cowbridge Music Festival we never stand still; we are constantly striving to reach and inspire more people to get involved with music of all types, to provide more opportunities for young musicians, and to put our town on the cultural map of Great Britain.’

For further information and tickets visit www.cowbridgemusicfestival.co.uk

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