Iwan Teifion Davies


Welsh pianist and conductor Iwan Teifion Davies studied at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio in London.


This season’s engagements include conducting Johann Strauss II’s Wiener Blut, Rossini’s La Gazzetta and Philip Glass’ The Trial at the Salzburger Landestheater, and Fidelio for Opra Cymru. He is also Head of Music for the Buxton International Festival.


His other recent conducting engagements include the world premiere of Gareth Glyn’s opera Wythnos yng Nghymru Fydd for Opra Cymru, Doctor Dolittle at the Salzburger Landestheater with the Mozarteum Orchestra, and the world premiere of Pilgrimages by Ellen Davies with Ensemble Cymru. He participated in the 2018 Cardiff International Academy of Conducting.


As a répétiteur, Iwan has worked on productions of Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex, Le nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte, Hindemith’s Cardillac, and Manon (Salzburger Landestheater), Leoncavallo’s Zazá, Kát’a Kabanová (Opera Holland Park), Wolf-Ferrari’s Le donne curiose, Martinů’s Alexandre Bis (GSMD), Così fan tutte (Opera Loki, Bury Court Opera), Dido and Aeneas, Carmen, Figaro’s Wedding, The Magic Flute (Opera Cocktail), Die Fledermaus, La traviata (Focus Opera), Chicago, The Sound of Music (Curve Theatre, Leicester), as well as a variety of opera scenes for Clonter Opera, GSMD, and NOS in collaboration with Opera North, Scottish Opera and Welsh National Opera.


A passionate and committed coach, Iwan began studying singing with Buddug Verona James in 1999, and was a prize-winner at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. Combining this experience with his work as an accompanist and conductor, he works with singers on voice, interpretation, and language, and is dedicated to helping singers of all levels to achieve their full potential. Please enquire for further details.   


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