Dafydd Wyn Jones, tenor, is the second soloist featured in the forthcoming Mayor’s Charity Concert at Denbigh Town Hall, on Saturday, February 29, at 7:30 pm.
Welsh tenor, Dafydd Wyn Jones, has strong Denbigh connections. From neighbouring village, Llanrhaeadr, Dafydd is really looking forward to coming home to take part in the Mayor’s Charity Concert.
Currently Dafydd is a 3rd year undergraduate at the Royal College of Music, London.
Under the tuition of Mark Tucker, Vocal Studies Professor, and Gary Matthewman, Vocal Repertoire Coach, Dafydd is maintaining his assured success.
Also, back home in Wales, Brian Hughes, one of Wales’ most revered composers, provides tuition.
National Eisteddfod Success
Recently, Dafydd won the Osborne Roberts Memorial Prize. This is the prestigious Blue Riband at the National Eisteddfod of Wales.
This also enabled him to perform at the North America Festival of Wales. Held in Philadelphia, USA.
Other successes at the National Eisteddfod include 1st Prize in ‘Hen Ganiadau’ (Old Welsh Song) competition (2019). Also, 2nd on the Tenor Solo under 25 (2019), and 1st in the Lieder solo under 25 (2018).
Dafydd, likewise, enjoys the honour of being the tenor soloist in the World Premiere of Bob Chilcott’s remembrance work ‘Move him into the Sun.’ Conducted by the composer himself.
Dafydd Wyn Jones and Opera
In the summer of 2019, Dafydd also made his operatic debut. As Don Ottavio in Opra Cymru’s touring production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
Furthermore, this summer, Dafydd will make his international operatic debut. Cast as Clotarco in Haydn’s ‘Armida’ at the Bregenz Festival in Austria.
This affable young man with a wonderful voice and warm personality will enthrall audiences, wherever he performs.
There is also a rumour that Dafydd is to sing with the Denbigh and District Male Voice Choir. We are so looking forward to the Mayor’s Charity Concert.