Cardiff Bay hosted the National Eisteddfod of Wales this Summer; the biggest cultural event in the Welsh calendar, which celebrates the Welsh language, music, drama, science, technology and art from across Wales.
The Eisteddfod was a ‘fence-free festival’ for the first time, aiming to give the widest audience possible a taste of what the Welsh language has to offer.
Once again several students competed at the National Eisteddfod, with great success, winning overall and reaching the finals of their respective competitions.
Final year undergraduate vocalist Ffion Edwards won the Solo Soprano competition for 19-25yrs as well as coming second in the Towyn Roberts Scholarship competition.
— Cerdd Gwynllyw (@YGGCerddoriaeth) August 7, 2018
2017 grad and flautist Carys Gittins was the winner of the senior Blue Riband instrumental competition
Llongyfarchiadau/Congratulations to Carys Gittins, winner of this year's #RhubanGlas at the #Eisteddfod! We can't wait to hear Carys play Debussy with @manonharp on Saturday 15th September at a free concert @cowbridgelib. #Cowbridge #Debussy100 https://t.co/q5iYz228wS pic.twitter.com/iWx9RNwkMB
— Cowbridge Music Fest (@CowbridgeMusic) August 14, 2018
Charlotte Kwok and Tomos Boyles, pianists at the College’s Junior Conservatoire, both also won Blue Ribands, adding to their category first prizes at the Urdd Eisteddfod earlier this year.
Performances at the National Eisteddfod
In partnership with Tŷ Cerdd, 11 performers from the College played in 9 concerts across two venues in the Bay, as part of the Encore series. The concerts featured works by Welsh composers and culminated with a performance from five student composers who each created a piece to reflect the festival site
Beautiful #encore@tŷcerdd concert by Charlotte Thomas, Carwyn Thomas and Zoe Smith. Cyngerdd hyfryd gan Charlotte, Carwyn a Zoe.
— Tŷ Cerdd (@TyCerdd_org) August 7, 2018
— Deborah Keyser (@DeborahKeyser) August 6, 2018
“It’s been a fantastic partnership with Tŷ Cerdd and the students have been excellent ambassadors for the College – I’m very proud of their contribution,”
said Head of Postgraduate Music Programmes, Zoe Smith