1993 - 1994
5 October, 1993
ELEN ap ROBERT (soprano), PAUL WHELAN (bass-baritone) and RONA JONU (piano)
Don't miss this concert! Paul Whelan won the Lieder Prize in the 1993 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, and those of you who saw and heard him then will need no further inducement. He sang a stunning Elien in Bangor in December 1991. Elen ap Robert (now of Y Felinheli) is no stranger to viewers of S4C, and sang in Dolgellau in 1987. The two have frequently performed duets together. Rona Jones is a well-known accompanist at the Llangollen Eisteddtod and other North Wales eisteddfodau.<par>
Sponsored by David Williams, Queens Square, Dolgeilau.
8 October, 1993
GRKZ STRING TRIO
Formed in 1977, the Gras String Trio of Austria has been touring Britain regularly since 1981. Its members - Ernst Freisteg (violin), Hans Gulmeyer (viola) and Wins Conka (cello) - are distinguished players in the Gras Philharmonic Orchestra. Their programme will include works by Boccherim, Mozart and Beethoven. This promises to be an opening concert of the highest quality.
Sponsored by Gwynfynydd Gold Mine. Dolgellau.
26 November, 1993
JOSÉ MARIA PARRA (piano)
José Maria Pairs Mas is a young pianist from Albacete in Spain, who trained at the Royal Conservatory in Madrid and completed his studies at the Royal Academy in London. In 1992 he wan amongst others the Walter Macfarren Prize, the Academy's highest for piano performance. He has already won a following through his un-affected and exuberant approach to the music he plays. In Dolgellau José will, of course, be including pieces by Spanish composers in his programme.
Sponsored by Lewis's Furniture Center, Dolgellau.
25 January, 1994
IONA JONU (soprano), PERYN CLEMENT-EVANS (clarinet) and RONA JONES (piano)
Ions Jones. daughter of Robin Jones (S4C), is already making a successful career as a soloist, and sang to acclaim in the Dee and Clwyd Festival of 1991. Peryn Clement-Evans grew up in Liverpool, and trained at the Roy.] Northern College of Music. He was Llangollen International Soloist of the Year in 1992. With accompanist Rona Jones the two will perform solos, and conclude their programme with Schubert's much-loved Shepherd on the Rock.
Sponsored by Barclays Bank, Dolgellau.
28 January, 1994
ANDREW WBETTAM (percussion)
Outstanding performers such as Evelyn Glennie have helped make tuned percuss-ion acceptable and popular as a recital instrinnent in recent times, and Andrew -son of the composer Graham Whettaxn - is now one of the leading exponents of the medium. His entertaining programme will introduce an unusual variety of instruments, including marimbas. vibraphones, congas and other assorted drums and cymbals. This solo recital was recently heard to great acclaim in RhyL It is hoped that an educational workshop will also be arranged during the day.
Sponsored by John Gittins and John Lewis Dental Practice, Dolgellau.
11 March, 1994
ALTKEA IFEKA (oboe) and HOWARD BEACH (harpsichord)
These two talented young musicians come to us with the support and blessing of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. They will be playing duos and solos both unusual and familiar, including Handel's 'Harmonious Blacksmith' Variations.
25 March, 1994
LOUISE JONES (violin) and JOHN MCHUGH (guitar)
Louise Jones is by now a familiar face and sound on HTV's 'Primetime, and has made frequent appearances in Wales since her first recording for Sam Records in 1991. Her recital in Machynlleth in November 1992 received a standing ovation. The unusual and delightful blend of violin and guitar, and the two musicians' extrovert but sensitive style, should ensure an exciting close to the Music Club season. The programme will include Villa-Lobos guitar preludes, unaccompanied Bach for violin, and an arrangement of Schubert's 'Axpeggione' Sonata.
Sponsored by A. & M. Hughes, Penbiyn Garage, and Ivy House. Finsbuxy Square, Dolgellau
All concerts took place at 7.3O pm in the hall of Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor