Harpist - Llwelyn ref: 6632
One of Britain’s leading young harpists in demand internationally, Llywelyn has a wide variety of experience catering to many different types of special occasions from corporate functions to weddings, anniversary milestones, birthday parties and can add a poignant touch to a funeral. Having studied a whole range of different repertoire he can offer multiple genres such as Traditional Welsh music or other folk music. He can also offer a Classical repertoire alongside Jazz standards and even current popular music. He works closely with a flautist and a soprano singer therefore can offer a Harp and Flute duo and a Harp and Voice duo. As a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales, Llywelyn was chosen to perform with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in the BBC Proms as part of their ‘side by side’ scheme and has performed with Sinfonia Cymru, the Cory Band and at the Ungdomssymfonikerne. Also, during a placement scheme at the RWCMD, he has performed alongside the Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera. He has performed for a variety of audiences and events including various Music clubs across the U.K. He performed for the Diamond Jubilee celebration of HRH Queen Elizabeth II and celebratory Wales Rugby Union events on numerous accounts. Other sporting events include hospitality engagements with the Football Association of Wales and the London 2012 Wales Olympic launch. In April 2014 Llywelyn was chosen for the late Yehudi Menuhin’s Live Music Now scheme both as a soloist and in a duo with the soprano Jessica Robinson with whom he performed as part of the outreach programme at the Fishguard International Music Festival. The scheme has taken him to perform in many venues across Wales, Austria and Germany.
|Welsh Government Events||Llywelyn has performed for us several times and is a consumate professional. Can't fault him as a harpist or person come to that! One memorable event was at an event for the Welsh Rugby Team in the Senedd - the National Assembly for Wales building in Cardiff Bay, Wales. His music added such a special ambience to the occasion. He is a brilliant musician and very easy to work with. I hope to work with him again and really would like to hear him play in concert. Until then, best wishes Maestro!|
|Wedding||"It was our wedding 1st October and We were honoured enough to have Llywelyn Ifan Jones play his Harp for our guests. Not only did he travel the 12 hour round trip without a grumble, he was uber professional throughout the day and blew us all away with his talent. He was open to suggestion with his playlist, ranging from traditional to modern songs with even Disney in between! I can not express how very impressed we were from start to finish. I would recommend him in a heartbeat!! Thank you so much for making our wedding perfect!|
|Wedding||"I attended my friend Reena's wedding in Luton today. When I saw the harp at first I wondered how it would fit in with a traditional Indian ceremony. But when he started playing I recognised all the songs, which are famous from Hindi films! He has obviously done his homework and he even did the famous wedding song 'Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna' from my favourite film 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge'! All we needed was Lata Mangeshkar to start singing! Thoroughly recommended."|
|Wedding||"I booked Llywelyn as a surprise for my sons wedding at Kilworth House. Initially he played out on the Terrace after the ceremony. He's choice of music was excellent and despite the wind, was well received and heard during the drinks reception and photographs. We moved into the Orangery for the wedding breakfast. Llewelyn went on to play all afternoon. He's Harp playing really added that something special to what was a wonderful day. I left the choice of music to him, a great mixture of Classic, Modern, Rogers and Hammerstein, and Broadway Musicals. Many, many comments and compliments from everyone. He really was the perfect choice for backround music, presented professionaly with class and style. A delight to listen to."|
|Wedding||I am writing to tell you how very pleased I was with Llywelyn Ifan Jones both as a lovely person and talented artist. While initially alarmed when the original harpist became unavailable, I was very quickly reassured by Llywelyn in our pre-wedding interactions and delighted as he delighted our guests at the wedding. It was very well done and we highly recommend him for future engagements.|