Marsyas Trio

flute cello piano

7:30 pm19:30

Vale of Glamorgan Festival

  • Ewenny Priory Church, Wales

Gates of the Soul
Cecilia McDowall 'Not just a place; Dark memories from an old tango hall'     
Judith Weir 'Several Concertos'                                                   
Hilary Tann 'In the Theatre of Air' (WP, commissioned by the Marsyas Trio)            
Chen Yi 'Night Thoughts'                                                                
Steph Power 'and Ante...' (WP, commissioned by the Vale of Glamorgan Festival)       
Elisende Fabregas 'Voices of the Rainforest'   

2:00 pm14:00

Peter Reynolds Composer Studio

  • Cardiff University School of Music

The Marsyas Trio is excited to be working with these four composers: Jordan Hirst, Anselm McDonnell, Sam Messer, and Yfat Soul Zisso!

Every year, the Vale of Glamorgan Festival brings together exceptional artists and composers from the UK and further afield to celebrate the wealth of work being created across the world today.

In 2017, we are launching the Peter Reynolds Composer Studio, named in memory of a composer, long-time friend and supporter of the festival and run in partnership with Cardiff University School of Music.

The programme offers anyone looking to pursue a career in composition the opportunity to work with some of the composers and ensembles taking part in the 2017 festival and tap into a rich resource of expertise.  Participants will be offered:

  • Direct access to a range of composers
  • The opportunity to write for a leading professional ensemble
  • A performance and recording of their work
  • Free access to Vale of Glamorgan Festival concerts and events
  • Excellent networking opportunities

The programme is divided into two modules and applicants can choose to take part in one or both.

Module 1 running from Friday 19 – Monday 22 May 2017 and featuring Grand Band, a six piano “supergroup” based in New York City

Module 2 running from Tuesday 23 – Friday 26 May 2017 and featuring The Marsyas Trio, comprising flute, cello and piano

Over each four day module, participants will take part in a series of seminars, workshops and tutorials led by a team of composers including Graham FitkinRob FokkensJohn MetcalfSteph PowerGuto PuwHilary Tann and Huw Watkins.  This will culminate with a performance and recording of participants’ work by the featured ensemble.

Information and Application Form (PDF)

Information and Application Form (Word Doc)

For further information, contact Jennifer Hill, General Manager, Vale of Glamorgan Festival

Email     [email protected]

Tel:         07891 765 696

1:00 pm13:00


  • Colourscape, London

Admission: Adult - £10; Child - £5; Family £28
* Performances will start on each hour and take about 45 minutes to perform. To be sure of seeing a complete performance please come at least 30 minutes before the hour to allow for any waiting times. Your ticket will admit you for up to one hour.

Laura Bowler & Sam Redway: OSA (WP)

OSA brings you the opportunity to experience the awesome organism that is the rainforest. 7 physical theatre performers alongside the award-winning Ligeti Quartet and flautist, Helen Vidovich, will recreate the sounds and movement of the rainforest, amplified throughout the immersive Colourscape. This new work of cross artform music-theatre will aim to make the audience fall in love with the rainforest, to fall in love with our environment. Playful interaction with the animals of the rainforest makes this a perfect musical and theatrical experience for families.

The Llandeilo Festival of Music
5:00 pm17:00

The Llandeilo Festival of Music

  • Newton House, Llandeilo

1:00pm A walk along the Capability Brown Trail.
3:00pm A talk by author Sarah Rutherford, whose recent book marking Lancelot Capability Brown's 300th anniversary, was recently released.

5:00pm Musical Landscapes
Haydn Trio No. 29 in G major, Hob.XV:15
Firsova 'Meditation in the Japanese Garden', Op. 54
Gaubert 'Trois Aquarelles'
Schumann Waldscenen, Op. 82, No. 5 Freundliche Landschaft & No. 9 Abscheid, for solo piano
Tann 'Gardens of Anna Maria Luisa de Medici'
Butterley 'The Wind Stirs Gently', for flute & cello              
Hummel Adagio, Variations and Rondo on Schöne Minka, Op. 78

BBC Radio 3 'In Tune' with Sean Rafferty
5:45 pm17:45

BBC Radio 3 'In Tune' with Sean Rafferty

  • BBC Broadcasting House, London

Gaubert 'Trois Aquarelles' - 2nd mvt 'Soir d'autromne' 
Haydn Trio No. 29 in G major, Hob.XV:15 - 1st mvt Allegro
Tann 'Gardens of Anna Maria Luisa de Medici' - 1st mvt 'Just to see something beautiful' 

1:00 pm13:00

Summer Festival at St Laurence

  • St Laurence Church, Ludlow

Tickets: £8.00 unreserved from Ludlow Assembly Rooms Box Office, online, or at the door.

Vivaldi Trio Sonata in A minor, RV 86
Weber Trio in G minor, op.63
Czerny 'Fantasia concertante', Op. 256