Crwth is a charitable organisation formed in 1999 to promote chamber music in South and West Wales.
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 and West Wales and further afield.
The concert programmes cover a wide range of periods and styles, from baroque to contemporary works, some specially commissioned. Contemporary composers whose works have been programmed 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, with violinist Robert Atchison, has commissioned a new work from Associate Composer Christopher Weeks, Serenade-Nocturne-Alba, for violin and chamber ensemble. Two performances by Robert Atchison, violin, and Eos Ensemble Cymru are programmed for November 19th and 20th 2021. Details to follow.
Very many thanks to those who have contributed to our crowdfunding scheme.
Artistic Director Peter Morgan Assistant Artistic Director Robert Atchison
Crwth is a registered charity –
registered number 1126432, company number 05742856.