Formed in 1999 to promote chamber music, particularly in South and West Wales, Crwth is a charitable organisation.
Its aim is to develop an audience for chamber music through performances and workshops by a wide variety of professional soloists and ensembles.
Crwth (pronounced “crooth”) takes its name from the bowed lyre that was common in Wales until the 19th century.
Crwth Chamber Music Series
The Crwth Chamber Music Series concerts take place in a number of venues including Brunswick Methodist Church, Swansea; St Paul’s Parish Church, Sketty, Swansea, and St Catwg’s Church, Cadoxton, Neath.
The concert programmes cover a wide range of periods and styles, from baroque to contemporary works, some specially commissioned. Contemporary composers have included Alun Hoddinott, Alan Bush, John Metcalf, Christopher Weeks, Mervyn Burtch, Lucio Bruno-Videla (Argentinian), Lynne Plowman, Rhian Samuel, Damian Rees, Michael Parkin, John Reeman and Adrian Williams.
The inclusion of young performers and composers is a feature of many of our concerts.
Peter Morgan is Artistic Director and founder of Crwth. He is a bassoonist and studied with Roger Birnstingl and Martin Gatt at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, and with Mordechai Rechtmann in Tel Aviv. He has worked with many of the U.K.’s orchestras and ensembles and is a member of the South Wales based Ensemble Eos.