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Gareth Jones

Arweinydd

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Rheolwr Artist: Rhian Williams rhian.williams@harlequin-agency.co.uk

Is-Reolwr Artist: Carys Davies carys.davies@harlequin-agency.co.uk


Mae Gareth yn cydweithio'n aml gyda Syr Bryn Terfel mewn galas opera ledled Ewrop, ac yn 2015 fe wnaeth arwain perfformiad cyngerdd arbennig wedi'i led-lwyfannu o Tosca yng Nghanolfan Mileniwm Cymru gyda Chorws a Cherddorfa Opera Cenedlaethol Cymru fel rhan o ddathliadau penblwydd Bryn Terfel yn 50.

For the singers, the proximity of the players clearly enhanced the sense of collaboration, not least thanks to some superb playing and Gareth Jones’s immaculate, painstaking conducting of the WNO orchestra (Stephen Walsh i'r Arts Desk)

Ef oedd Cyfarwyddwr Cerdd sylfaenol ac mae'n Brif Arweinydd Sinfonia Cymru lle y mae wedi gweithio gydag offerynwyr fel Llŷr Williams, Peter Donohoe, Jean Philippe-Collard, Catrin Finch a Michael Collins. Roedd yn aelod o staff cerddorol Opera Cenedlaethol Cymru o 1990 - 2008 lle bu'n arwain repertoire operatig Eidalaidd, Ffrengig, Tsiecaidd, Rwsiaidd ac Almaenig. Fel arweinydd llawrydd, mae wedi arwain yng Ngŵyl Bregenz, Gŵyl Brisbane, Vancouver Opera, English National Opera a Cape Town Opera.

Dechreuodd Gareth Jones ar ei yrfa fel arweinydd yn 1990 fel aelod o Staff Cerddorol Opera Cenedlaethol Cymru. Tra roedd yno, bu’n arwain repertoire eang yn cynnwys Un Ballo in Maschera, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Turandot, Nabucco, La Traviata, Ernani, Die Fledermaus, Eugene Onegin, The Yeomen of the Guard, Faust, La Bohème, Fidelio, Billy Budd, The Carmelites, Carmen, Kátya Kabanová, The Cunning Little Vixen, Jenufa, Le nozze di Figaro, Der Fliegende Hollander, Madama Butterfly, La Cenerentola, Die Zauberflöte and Hänsel Und Gretel. Yn 2009 a 2010, arweiniodd Gareth Aida yng Ngŵyl  Bregenz. Bu’n arwain The Mikado i Vancouver Opera ac English National Opera a dychwelodd i’r Royal Northern College of Music, ei alma mater, yn 2011 i arwain Vanessa gan Barber. Arweiniodd première y DU o A Perfect American gan Philip Glass ar gyfer English National Opera yn 2013 ac ar gyfer Opera Queensland yng Ngŵyl Brisbane yn 2014.

Yn 1996, sefydlodd Gareth Sinfonia Cymru a ddaeth, yn y blynyddoedd diwethaf, yn brif gerddorfa siambr Cymru. Mae nifer o artistiaid blaenllaw wedi gweithio gyda Gareth a’r gerddorfa yn cynnwys Dennis O’Neill, Rebecca Evans, Simon Keenlyside, Joseph Calleja, Gwyn Hughes Jones, Jean Phillipe Collard, Peter Donohoe, David Pyatt, Michael Collins, Chloe Hanslip, Catrin Finch, Guy Johnston, Liwei Qin, Alina Ibragimova, Jiafeng Chen a Llŷr Williams.

O ganlyniad i’r derbyniad gwresog a gafodd cyngerdd Gala Sinfonia Cymru gyda Syr Bryn Terfel yn Ebrill 2000, oedd yn cynnwys perfformiad o Wotan’s Farewell, mae perthynas agos wedi datblygu rhwng Syr Bryn, Gareth a’r gerddorfa. Mae Gareth wedi gweithio gyda Syr Bryn ar nifer o brosiectau yn cynnwys y ddisg ‘We’ll Keep a Welcome’, galas opera yn y Faenol, Gwyliau Henley a Hampton Court ac ar recordiad i S4C o  Messiah Handel. Ar ben hyn mae Gareth wedi arwain mwy na 60 o gyngherddau ledled y byd gyda Syr Bryn, yn cynnwys ei ymddangosiad cyntaf yn y BBC Proms gyda Renée Fleming a Syr Bryn yn perfformio gweithiau gan Wagner and Strauss. Yn 2013 teithiodd drwy Scandinafia gyda Syr Bryn mewn cyfres o gyngherddau Wagner gyda cherddorfeydd yn cynnwys Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra a’r Helsinki Philharmonic. Bu Gareth yn arweinydd rheolaidd yng Ngŵyl y Faenol lle gweithiodd gyda chantorion rhyngwladol fel Andrea Bocelli, Angela Gheorghiu, Rolando Villazon, Renée Fleming, Carlos Alvarez, Simon Keenlyside a Diana Damrau.

Mae gwaith cyngerdd Gareth yn y DU yn cynnwys ymddangosiadau gyda cherddorfa’r Hallé, y Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Cerddorfa Opera Cenedlaethol Cymru, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Cerddorfa Genedlaethol Cymru y  BBC, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, y Philharmonia Orchestra, The Ulster Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra a’r Manchester Camerata.

Mae uchafbwyntiau 2015 yn cynnwys cyngerdd BBC Proms yn y Parc gyda Cherddorfa a Chorws Cenedlaethol Cymreig y BBC, cyngerdd dathlu penblwydd Syr Bryn Terfel yn 50 yn Neuadd Frenhinol Albert a pherfformiad cyngerdd wedi’i led-lwyfannu o Tosca yng Nghanolfan Mileniwm Cymru gyda Syr Bryn Terfel, Ainhoa Arteta, Teodor Ilincăac ac Opera Cenedlaethol Cymru.

Yn 2016 fe wnaeth Gareth arwain cyngherddau yng Ngŵyl Henley, Hungarian State Opera, Budapest, Gŵyl Llais yng Nghaerdydd ac Eisteddfod Gerddorol Ryngwladol Llangollen. Ymunodd ag Opera Cenedlaethol Cymru ar gyfer Kiss Me Kate yn yr Hydref a chychwynnodd y flwyddyn yn arwain cynhyrchiad English National Opera o The Pirates of Penzance yn 2017.

Mae cynlluniau'r dyfodol yn cynnwys Cyngerdd Agoriadol Upton House Music Festival ac arwain perfformiad cyngerdd arbennig wedi'i led-lwyfannu o Tosca yn Eisteddfod Gerddorol Ryngwladol Llangollen gyda Syr Bryn Terfel a Kristine Opolais.


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DyddiadGwybodaeth
04/04/2018

Cyngerdd
Unawdwydd: Syr Bryn Terfel
Gulbenkian Orchestra and Choir
Grand Auditorium, Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portiwgal. 21:00

06/04/2018

Cyngerdd
Unawdydd: Syr Bryn Terfel
Gulbenkian Orchestra and Choir
Palau de la Musica, Barcelona, Sbaen. 20:30.

Bartok Divertimento for Strings
Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste
Bartok Piano Concerto No.3
Beethoven Concerto for Piano, Violin & Cello
Beethoven Overtures - Corolian/Egmont
Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5
Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 1-9
Beethoven Violin Concerto
Berlioz Overture - Beatrice and Benedict
Berlioz Le Corsaire
Berlioz Roman Carnival
Bernstein Overture - Candide
Bizet Symphony in C
Brahms Concerto for violin and cello
Brahms Overtures - Academic Festival/ Tragic
Brahms Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Brahms Symphonies Nos. 1-4
Brahms Variations on a theme of Haydn
Brahms Violin Concerto
Britten For Sea Interludes
Britten Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Bruch Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 3
Bruckner Symphonies Nos. 7 & 9
Copland Appalachian Spring
Copland El Salon Mexico
Copland Clarinet Concerto
Copland Quiet City
Debussy Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune
Debussy La Mer
Delius A walk to the paradise Garden
Dvorak Carnival Overture
Dvorak Cello Concerto
Dvorak Slavonic Dances Opus 46
Dvorak Symphonic Variations
Dvorak Slavonic Dances Opus 46
Dvorak Symphonic Variations
Dvorak Symphonies Nos. 7, 8 & 9
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor
Elgar Enigma Variations
Elgar In the South
Elgar Cockaigne Overture
Elgar Serenade for strings
Elgar Symphony No. 1 in A flat
Elgar Violin Concerto in B minor
Faure Pavane
Gershwin An American in Paris
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Haydn Symphonies Nos. 31 'Horn Signal', 83, 85 'La Reine', 88, 99, 101 'The Clock', 104 'London'
Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphoses of themes by Weber
Holst The Planets
Ibert Divertissement
Ibert Flute Concert
Liszt Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Mahler Symphonies nos. 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6
Mendelssohn Overture - Hebrides
Mendelssohn Overture - Ruy Blas
Mendelssohn Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, 4
Milhaud Le Boeuf sur le Toit
Mozart Flute Concerto No. 1
Mozart Oboe Concerto
Mozart Piano Concertos Nos. 9, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, 27
Mozart Overture - Don Giovanni
Mozart Overture - La Clemenza di Tito
Mozart Overture - The Magic Flute
Mozart Overture - The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for wind
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola
Mozart Symphonies Nos. 29, 33, 35, 38, 40, 41
Mozart Violin Concertos Nos. 3, 4, 5
Mussorgsky A Night on Bare Mountain
Prokofiev Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 3
Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 'Classical'
Prokofiev Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Rachmaninov Piano Concertos Nos. 1 - 4
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances
Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2
Ravel Mother Goose [Complete Ballet]
Ravel La valse
Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin
Ravel Pavane pour une infante defunte
Ravel Piano Concerto
Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole
Ravel Tzigane
Richard Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils
Richard Strauss Don Juan
Richard Strauss Metamorphosen for 23 Solo Strings
Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegel
Richard Strauss Tode und Verklarung
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade
Rossini Overtures - Guillaume Tell/ Il Barbiere di Siviglia/ L'Italaiana in Algeri/ La gazza Ladra; Semiramide
Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No. 1
Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2
Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3 'Organ'
Schoenberg Chamber Symphony No. 1
Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht
Schubert Overture - Fierrabras
Schubert Symphonies Nos. 3, 5, 8, 9
Schumann Cello Concerto
Schumann Overture, Scherzo & Finale
Schumann Piano Concerto
Schumann Symphonies Nos. 1 - 4
Shostakovitch Cello Concerto No. 1
Shostakovitch Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Shostakovitch Symphonies Nos. 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10
Sibelius Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, 5
Wagner Overtures - Der fliegende Hollander/ Meistersinger/ Tannhauser
Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Walton Violin Concerto
Bartok
Divertimento for Strings
Bartok
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste
Bartok
Piano Concerto No.3
Beethoven
Concerto for Piano, Violin & Cello
Beethoven
Overtures - Corolian/Egmont
Beethoven
Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5
Beethoven
Symphonies Nos. 1-9
Beethoven
Violin Concerto
Berlioz
Overture - Beatrice and Benedict
Berlioz
Le Corsaire
Berlioz
Roman Carnival
Bernstein
Overture - Candide
Bizet
Symphony in C
Brahms
Concerto for violin and cello
Brahms
Overtures - Academic Festival/ Tragic
Brahms
Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Brahms
Symphonies Nos. 1-4
Brahms
Variations on a theme of Haydn
Brahms
Violin Concerto
Britten
For Sea Interludes
Britten
Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Bruch
Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 3
Bruckner
Symphonies Nos. 7 & 9
Copland
Appalachian Spring
Copland
El Salon Mexico
Copland
Clarinet Concerto
Copland
Quiet City
Debussy
Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune
Debussy
La Mer
Delius
A walk to the paradise Garden
Dvorak
Carnival Overture
Dvorak
Cello Concerto
Dvorak
Slavonic Dances Opus 46
Dvorak
Symphonic Variations
Dvorak
Slavonic Dances Opus 46
Dvorak
Symphonic Variations
Dvorak
Symphonies Nos. 7, 8 & 9
Elgar
Cello Concerto in E minor
Elgar
Enigma Variations
Elgar
In the South
Elgar
Cockaigne Overture
Elgar
Serenade for strings
Elgar
Symphony No. 1 in A flat
Elgar
Violin Concerto in B minor
Faure
Pavane
Gershwin
An American in Paris
Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue
Haydn
Symphonies Nos. 31 'Horn Signal', 83, 85 'La Reine', 88, 99, 101 'The Clock', 104 'London'
Hindemith
Symphonic Metamorphoses of themes by Weber
Holst
The Planets
Ibert
Divertissement
Ibert
Flute Concert
Liszt
Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Mahler
Symphonies nos. 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6
Mendelssohn
Overture - Hebrides
Mendelssohn
Overture - Ruy Blas
Mendelssohn
Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, 4
Milhaud
Le Boeuf sur le Toit
Mozart
Flute Concerto No. 1
Mozart
Oboe Concerto
Mozart
Piano Concertos Nos. 9, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, 27
Mozart
Overture - Don Giovanni
Mozart
Overture - La Clemenza di Tito
Mozart
Overture - The Magic Flute
Mozart
Overture - The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart
Sinfonia Concertante for wind
Mozart
Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola
Mozart
Symphonies Nos. 29, 33, 35, 38, 40, 41
Mozart
Violin Concertos Nos. 3, 4, 5
Mussorgsky
A Night on Bare Mountain
Prokofiev
Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 3
Prokofiev
Symphony No. 1 'Classical'
Prokofiev
Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Rachmaninov
Piano Concertos Nos. 1 - 4
Rachmaninov
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
Rachmaninov
Symphonic Dances
Rachmaninov
Symphony No. 2
Ravel
Mother Goose [Complete Ballet]
Ravel
La valse
Ravel
Le tombeau de Couperin
Ravel
Pavane pour une infante defunte
Ravel
Piano Concerto
Ravel
Rapsodie Espagnole
Ravel
Tzigane
Richard Strauss
Dance of the Seven Veils
Richard Strauss
Don Juan
Richard Strauss
Metamorphosen for 23 Solo Strings
Richard Strauss
Till Eulenspiegel
Richard Strauss
Tode und Verklarung
Rimsky-Korsakov
Scheherazade
Rossini
Overtures - Guillaume Tell/ Il Barbiere di Siviglia/ L'Italaiana in Algeri/ La gazza Ladra; Semiramide
Saint-Saens
Cello Concerto No. 1
Saint-Saens
Piano Concerto No. 2
Saint-Saens
Symphony No. 3 'Organ'
Schoenberg
Chamber Symphony No. 1
Schoenberg
Verklarte Nacht
Schubert
Overture - Fierrabras
Schubert
Symphonies Nos. 3, 5, 8, 9
Schumann
Cello Concerto
Schumann
Overture, Scherzo & Finale
Schumann
Piano Concerto
Schumann
Symphonies Nos. 1 - 4
Shostakovitch
Cello Concerto No. 1
Shostakovitch
Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Shostakovitch
Symphonies Nos. 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10
Sibelius
Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, 5
Wagner
Overtures - Der fliegende Hollander/ Meistersinger/ Tannhauser
Wagner
Siegfried Idyll
Walton
Violin Concerto
Barber Vanessa
Beethoven Fidelio
Bizet Carmen
Britten Billy Budd
Britten The Rape of Lucretia
Glass The Perfect American
Gounod Faust
Janacek Jenufa
Janacek Katya Kabanova
Janacek The Cunning Little Vixen
Janacek From the House of the Dead
Johann Strauss Die Fledermaus
Mozart Don Giovanni
Mozart Idomeneo
Mozart The Magic Flute
Mozart The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart Cosi fan tutte
Poulenc Les Dialogues des Carmelites
Poulenc The Dialogue of the Carmelites
Puccini La Bohème
Puccini Madame Butterfly
Puccini Tosca
Puccini Turandot
Richard Strauss Salome
Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier
Richard Strauss Intermezzo
Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Rossini La Cenerentola
Sullivan Iolanthe
Sullivan The Mikado
Sullivan The Pirates of Penzance
Sullivan The Yeomen of the Guard
Sullivan HMS Pinafore
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin
Tchaikovsky The Queen of Spades
Tchaikovsky Mazeppa
Verdi Il Trovatore
Verdi Ernani
Verdi La Traviata
Verdi Nabucco
Verdi Un Ballo in Maschera
Verdi Aida
Verdi Don Carlos
Verdi Falstaff
Verdi Macbeth
Verdi Otello
Verdi Rigoletto
Wagner Der Fliegende Holländer
Wagner Tristan und Isolde
Barber
Vanessa
Beethoven
Fidelio
Bizet
Carmen
Britten
Billy Budd
Britten
The Rape of Lucretia
Glass
The Perfect American
Gounod
Faust
Janacek
Jenufa
Janacek
Katya Kabanova
Janacek
The Cunning Little Vixen
Janacek
From the House of the Dead
Johann Strauss
Die Fledermaus
Mozart
Don Giovanni
Mozart
Idomeneo
Mozart
The Magic Flute
Mozart
The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart
Cosi fan tutte
Poulenc
Les Dialogues des Carmelites
Poulenc
The Dialogue of the Carmelites
Puccini
La Bohème
Puccini
Madame Butterfly
Puccini
Tosca
Puccini
Turandot
Richard Strauss
Salome
Richard Strauss
Der Rosenkavalier
Richard Strauss
Intermezzo
Rossini
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Rossini
La Cenerentola
Sullivan
Iolanthe
Sullivan
The Mikado
Sullivan
The Pirates of Penzance
Sullivan
The Yeomen of the Guard
Sullivan
HMS Pinafore
Tchaikovsky
Eugene Onegin
Tchaikovsky
The Queen of Spades
Tchaikovsky
Mazeppa
Verdi
Il Trovatore
Verdi
Ernani
Verdi
La Traviata
Verdi
Nabucco
Verdi
Un Ballo in Maschera
Verdi
Aida
Verdi
Don Carlos
Verdi
Falstaff
Verdi
Macbeth
Verdi
Otello
Verdi
Rigoletto
Wagner
Der Fliegende Holländer
Wagner
Tristan und Isolde

Opera

The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance for English National Opera, February 2017
whatsonstage.com
The ENO Orchestra is restored to health under the experienced baton of Welsh conductor Gareth Jones, who's an excellent signing.
The Pirates of Penzance for English National Opera, February 2017
Bachtrack
The brilliant orchestra under Gareth Jones wallowed to just the right extent, and was deliciously delicate when it needed to be.
The Pirates of Penzance for English National Opera, February 2017
The Guardian
Gareth Jones conducts adeptly.

Tosca

Semi-Staged Concert Performance of Tosca at the Wales Millennium Centre, November 2015
The Arts Desk
For the singers, the proximity of the players clearly enhanced the sense of collaboration, not least thanks to some superb playing and Gareth Jones’s immaculate, painstaking conducting of the WNO orchestra.

The Perfect American

The Perfect American for English National Opera, June 2013
The Sunday Times
The orchestra has a mellowness, a burnish, as of cellos and and bassoons in unison, almost a golden glow, of which I became increasingly aware in Gareth Jones's account.
The Perfect American for English National Opera, June 2013
The Mail on Sunday
Conductor Gareth Jones also makes an auspicious debut.
The Perfect American for English National Opera, June 2013
The Times
Impeccably conducted by Gareth Jones.
The Perfect American for English National Opera, June 2013
The Telegraph
Gareth Jones's baton adeptly keeps things together in the pit.
The Perfect American for English National Opera, June 2013
www.theartsdesk.com
Conductor Gareth Jones digs into Glass's undulating textures and produces a very subtle and atmospheric performance. This is no showpiece for the orchestra, but it demands precision and commitment from the pit, and of this there is plenty.

Vanessa

Vanessa for Royal Northern College of Music, March 2011
Opera Magazine
Gareth Jones conducted a thrilling account of the score, obtaining opulent orchestral playing.
Vanessa for Royal Northern College of Music, March 2011
The Times
While in a plot prone to sit and cogitate, the conductor Gareth Jones and his orchestra drive the score forward with flair.
Vanessa for Royal Northern College of Music, March 2011
City Life
The RNCM orchestra found some parts of the score quite a test, but Gareth Jones held all demands together with considerable skill.
Vanessa for Royal Northern College of Music, March 2011
Music-Web International
Gareth Jones drew a professional response from his student orchestra to reveal the many colours and drama of Barber’s score.

The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute for Welsh National Opera, September 2010
Opera Magazine
Gareth Jones conducted with his usual precision
The Magic Flute for Welsh National Opera, February 2008
South Wales Echo
Gareth Jones, a hugely talented musician, embraced all these facets in what was one of the most successful performances of this glorious work I have heard in decades.

The Barber of Seville

The Barber of Seville for Welsh National Opera, September 2008
South Wales Echo
The Barber of Seville

The Flying Dutchman

The Flying Dutchman for Welsh National Opera, March 2006
Birmingham Post
We didn’t need any of this, unless the production team felt unconfident of the power of Wagner’s music and the capacity of the performers to deliver. Which was to undervalue the tremendous account Gareth Jones persuaded from the WNO orchestra and the sonorous, vibrant chorus.

The Carmelites

The Carmelites for Welsh National Opera, 1999
The Times
As well as drawing warmly shaped playing from the Welsh National Opera Orchestra, the conductor Gareth Jones took great care with balance, and the audience, quiet as mice, was on the edge of its collective seat following word by word, note by note.

Concerts / Recitals

Bryn Terfel at 50 Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London, October 2015
Arts Scene in Wales
The backbone of this extremely varied concert was provided by long-time collaborators with the globe-trotting bass-baritone, Sinfonia Cymru conducted by Gareth Jones,
Mahler Symphony No. 5 with Sinfonia Cymru at St David's Hall, Cardiff, April 2009
The Guardian
Jones’s interpretation of the Fifth Symphony underlined its contemplative and lyrical qualities rather than its histrionics, making this a thoroughly integrated performance.Jones trusted his players enough to be able to observe Mahler’s instruction to begin the finale without a break. This was hedonistic, exalted stuff.
Concert with Sinfonia Cymru at St David’s Hall, Cardiff, April 2009
Classical Source
Their shining commitment and the total dedication of conductor and founder Gareth Jones make these concerts memorable. One of the most impressive things about Gareth Jones’s partnership with these youngsters is the discipline he instills. Not only do they achieve a precision that belies both their age and the time they have spent as a corporate group but – such is the schooling – they are able to respond immediately and instinctively to their conductor’s bidding. It permits a wonderful flexibility and spontaneity.
Stravinsky, Berio & Schoenberg programme with Sinfonia Cymru, January 2008
The Guardian
Gareth Jones allowed the luxuriant writing to flow naturally while ensuring the ultimate impression was of an urgent intensity.
Concert with Bryn Terfel and the Ulster Orchestra at the NCH Dublin, January 2008
The Belfast Telegraph
The concert opened with the bustling dynamism of Rossini’s Barber of Seville Overture. Expertly conducted by Gareth Jones.
Concert with Bryn Terfel and the Ulster Orchestra at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast, January 2008
The Belfast Telegraph
The concert opened with the bustling dynamism of Rossini’s Barber of Seville Overture. Expertly conducted by, Gareth Jones.
Mahler Symphony No. 2 with Cardiff Bay Orchestra at St David's Hall, Cardiff, April 2003
The Western Mail
Gareth Jones has done sterling work all along with the Cardiff Bay Chamber Orchestra, but this demonstrated his exceptional gifts in a larger context. On this showing, he demands to be given a wider platform and his exceptional young chamber orchestra to be given the longer-term support they so richly deserve.
Concert with Bryn Terfel and Cardiff Bay Orchestra at St David's Hall, Cardiff
South Wales Echo
And it was, without a doubt, an epoch-making concert, the concert of the decade, awesome in its standards, atmosphere and sheer musical frisson. Gareth Jones has worked miracles with this orchestra. They were stylish in Wagner, the string harmonies were flawless in Delius and nothing could beat Bernstein's sprightly overture, Candide.
Bad Boys Tour with Bryn Terfel
Gareth Jones in the same spirit that Terfel has a sense of dynamics, colors, and attacks rests singularly expressive, which makes it exciting each intervention of the orchestra. The incisors and velvety strings at once. Under the circumspect direction of Gareth Jones, they showed not only in this solo contribution. A good band width in the dynamic Auslotung. Also as companion, they depended not only on flawless game separate rather on that, the mood in many twinkling details and dangerously. To heat up quiet undertones powerfully.

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