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Iwan Davies




Welsh conductor Iwan Davies is Artistic Director of Aberystwyth Musicfest, one of Wales's leading music festivals, where he curates an exciting and diverse programme of artists from around the world. 

At the Salzburger Landestheater he conducted La Gazzetta (Rossini), The Trial (Glass), Wiener Blut (Strauss), and My Fair Lady with the Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg. For the Buxton International Festival, where he is Head of Music, he has conducted Cendrillon (Viardot), Viva la Diva (Donizetti) The Land of Might-Have-Been (Ivor Novello). With English Touring Opera, he conducted La bohème and The Golden Cockerel.

A champion of Welsh music, he has commissioned and performed new works from Nathan James Dearden, Mared Emlyn, Gareth Olubunmi Hughes, Sarah-Lianne Lewis, Hana Lili, Jefferson Lobo, Claire Victoria Roberts, David Roche and Pwyll ap Siôn. He conducted both of Gareth Glyn's operas, Wythnos yng Nghymru Fydd and Un Nos Ola Leuad, the latter with the orchestra of Welsh National Opera. He is the co-author of the operas Cyfrinach y Brenin (Mared Emlyn) and Peth bach 'di Cawr (Gareth Glyn). For OPRA Cymru, he conducted the Welsh-language premieres of Fidelio and Così fan tutte, the latter of which he also translated. He is Director of Music at Aberystwyth University, where he curates the CERDDWN scheme for composers, and has collaborated with Music Theatre Wales and Sinfonia Cymru.

Iwan trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio in London, where he participated in a variety of performances in collaboration with Opera North, Scottish Opera and Welsh National Opera. He coaches at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. 





5, 9, 13, 16 July 2024

La Tragédie de Carmen - Buxton International Festival

20-27 July 2024

Aberystwyth Musicfest

26, 27, 28 July 2024

La Tragédie de Carmen - Norwich Theatre Royal

August-October 2024

TBA - Music Theatre Wales



Tel: (0044)7792 814 809

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