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Huw Ynyr



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Welsh lyric tenor Huw Ynyr combines a natural stage charm with a musical instinctiveness. He is currently following a two year M.A Opera Performance course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff with a Master of Music from the University of Wales, Bangor. Winner of the Urdd Gobaith Cymru Bryn Terfel Scholarship, he has also performed in concert with Sir Bryn.

Welsh tenor, Huw Ynyr graduated with distinction from the M.MUS Performance course at the University of Wales, Bangor, in 2015 and continues his vocal studies on the M.A Opera Performance course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, under the tutelage of Adrian Thompson.

Whilst at Bangor University, Huw made his opera début in the Title Role of their production of Cavalli’s Egisto.

Recent engagements include Ramiro in RWCMD’s production of La Cenerentola.

In opera scenes at RWCMD, he has performed Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte, Lionel in Martha, Prunier in La Rondine and Acis in Acis and Galatea. 

Among his concert highlights are performing alongside Sir Bryn Terfel and former Royal Harpists, Hannah Stone and Rhianwen Pugh and a RWCMD Gala Concert conducted by Carlo Rizzi. Huw is a popular soloist in oratorio and his concert repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah, Stainer’s Crucifixion and Mendelssohn’s Elijah.

Huw has appeared as guest artist in the S4C television concert series ‘Noson Lawen’ for S4C and has recorded for BBC Radio Cymru.

Huw was awarded the RWCMD’s Dame Shirley Bassey scholarship in 2017.  Other prizes include first prize in the Tenor Solo under twenty five years of age at the 2016 National Eisteddfod of Wales and he was also joint-recipient of the Eirwen Griffiths Jones Memorial Scholarship – a scholarship awarded to the most promising soloist between 19-25 years old. In 2012 he won the Urdd Gobaith Cymru Bryn Terfel Scholarship.

Future engagements include being a soloist in a concert to celebrate the 90th birthday of harpist Osian Ellis at Pontio, Bangor with Sir Bryn Terfel, highlights of which will be broadcast on BBC Radio Cymru.

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Handel Messiah HWV 56
Mendelssohn Elijah Op. 70
Stainer Crucifixion
Messiah HWV 56
Elijah Op. 70
Cavalli EgistoTitle Role
Rossini La CenerentolaRamiro
Title Role
La Cenerentola

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