University tutor appointed Music Director of Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod
Eilir Owen Griffiths has been appointed Music Director of Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.
Mr Griffiths, is a Tutor/Cultural Organiser at The University of Wales Trinity Saint David, where, in addition to lecturing he is also a director for Musical Theatre productions and a singing teacher, as well as being Artistic Director of the Gwyl! the University’s Arts Festival.
He is also the conductor of the University choir, and is a highly-regarded composer, his most recent work being a “Requiem” written to celebrate the creation of the new university, which received its premiere in June 2011 with Bryn Terfel and Wynne Evans performing together with a choir and the Chamber Orchestra of Wales.
In addition to his work in Wales, Eilir has considerable international contacts, especially with Poland and North America, and is the founder of the Stuart Burrows International Voice Award
Eilir said “I am very much looking forward to the challenge of maintaining and advancing the very high standards of the International Eisteddfod, and I am particularly anxious to increase the involvement of children in this great festival”
Eisteddfod Chairman Phil Davies said “We are all very excited at this new appointment of a young man who, while at the heart of the Welsh music scene, has a wide and international outlook which will equip him well for the task of taking the Llangollen Eisteddfod forward to even greater achievements.”
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