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.
Concerts take place in venues in South Wales, including Brunswick Methodist Church, Swansea SA1 4DG and St Paul’s Parish Church, Sketty, Swansea SA2 9AR.
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.
Crwth is a registered charity – registered number 1126432, company number 05742856.